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
"Glory," written by John Stephens (a.k.a. John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (a.k.a. Common ) for the film Selma, is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me and "Lost Stars" from Begin Again.
Common won a Grammy in 2002 for Best R&B Song for "Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)," and in 2007 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Southside," with Kanye West. His many acting credits include the films American Gangster, Wanted, Date Night and Selma, in which he plays the role of Civil Rights leader James Bevel.Read More