The cast of Lionsgate's John Wick 2 is coming together, as the sequel starts production this week. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Oscar-winning singer/actor Common has signed on to portray the main villain in this action sequel, alongside Keanu Reeves as the title character. No plot details have been released yet, but this report gives us a tiny taste at the adversaries John Wick will face.
Common is playing the primary villain, the head of security for a female crime lord. While Keanu Reeves is set to come back as John Wick, it hasn't been confirmed yet if other cast members from the original movie will return, such as Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Jason Isaacs and Alfie Allen. It isn't known how many new characters aside from Common's mysterious role will be added as filming gets set to begin.Read More
Ever since Suicide Squad started production in Toronto back in April, several supporting characters have been confirmed, while others still remain a mystery. Two of the actors whose characters have yet to be revealed are Common and Scott Eastwood, but today we have a new rumor from Heroic Hollywood that claims to uncovers their true identities. There will be potential SPOILERS for Suicide Squad below, so read on at your own risk.
Last week, photos from the set showed Common sporting a number of intricate tattoos, which lead to speculation that he is playing the DC Comics character Abel Tarrant, a.k.a. The Tattooed Man. This new report confirms that the actor/musician is playing The Tattooed Man, but we still don't know how significant his role is in this jam-packed superhero movie. As for Scott Eastwood, an insider reportedly saw the name featured on the actor's costume, which reads "S. Wilson," meaning he is actually playing Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke.Read More
Shortly after Common was announced as part of the Suicide Squad cast, he was rumored to be playing Black Manta. But now the actor has been spotted on the Toronto set, and his costumed appearance is to the contrary. It appears that he is actually playing a completely different DC Comics character. While this hasn't been confirmed, it looks like Common is Abel Tarrant a.k.a. The Tattooed Man.
The set photos first surfaced on Just Jared. They show off Common's new tattooed look, with his body ink matching that of the infamous Green Lantern villain. While Warner Bros. and DC haven't made it official, it is known that Abel Tarrant has an affiliation with the Suicide Squad from the comic books. Also, that giant snake on his Common's head matches the character's signature look. A dead giveaway?Read More
Last month, we reported that Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero adventure Suicide Squad may have a connection to one of the studio's other DC Comics movies, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa. Viola Davis' Amanda Waller reportedly keeps a trophy case full of items she has collected from superheroes, including Aquaman's trident. We also reported last week that Common has joined the cast in an unspecified role, but, according to JoBlo's Paul Shirey, the actor may actually be playing one of Aquaman's villains from the comic books, Black Manta.
Naturally, this has yet to be confirmed by the studio, but it would make sense to introduce the character here, possibly setting him up for returning in the standalone Aquaman, which has a July 27, 2018 release date already set. The Black Manta character first appeared in the DC Comics in 1967, and he has gone through a number of different reboots throughout the years, where he has been abandoned as a child. He was also subjected to experimental treatments which cured his autism but left him with a huge capacity for violence and his overwhelming desire to destroy Aquaman.Read More
Actor/musician Common, who won an Oscar earlier this year for his song "Glory" from Selma, has finalized a deal to star in Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. While this will be his first role in a superhero movie, Common was previously attached to play Jon Stewart, a.k.a. Green Lantern in director George Miller's Justice League movie that never made it into production. Of course, it's possible that he could be playing Jon Stewart once again, since Warner Bros. is developing a Green Lantern Reboot set for release in the year 2020, and Suicide Squad could be our introduction to Jon Stewart.
Regardless of who he's playing, Common joins a cast that already includes Jared Leto (The Joker), Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Shark) and Karen Fukuhara (Plastique). Other cast members whose roles have not been confirmed include Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Ray Olubowale. There are also rumors that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck (Batman) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) may reprise their roles for this superhero ensemble.Read More
As you may know, Tyrese Gibson has been campaigning for the John Stewart role lately, but Warner Bros. has yet to make an official decision at this time. Would you rather see Common play John Stewart or Tyrese Gibson? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for the latest updates.
Green Lantern Corps. comes to theaters June 19th, 2020.Read More