Fresh from his Academy Award for “Glory” from biopic Selma, rapper Common is to join DC’s Suicide Squad in an unknown role.
Previously lined up to play Green Lantern in George Miller’s defunct project, Common will join a cast already consisting of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jared Leto as The Joker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Plastique and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Raymond Olubowale are also attached, but their roles have also not been confirmed yet.
Maybe we’ll get to see Comon as John Stewart after all, returning a supervillain to their sentence of government wetworks community service. Who knows? Personally I’d like to see the straight-laced former Marine Green Lantern have to contend with the Joker’s stream-of-conscious psychotic babble.