Common Joins Suicide Squad In Unidentified Role

squad-commonRapper and actor Common has joined the cast of David Ayer's Suicide Squad, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There's no word on what role Common might play in the DC Comics adaptation, which revolves around a group of supervillains forced into special ops missions for the government.

At one point, Common was in line to play Green Lantern John Stewart in the aborted Justice League Mortal film. As recently as March, the actor had said he'd like to give the role a shot some day. That Stewart was recently rumored to be the lead in the forthcoming Green Lantern reboot will likely cause a lot of online speculation that this is Common's role.

Ayer will direct the film, which stars Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as (we assume) El Diablo, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Viola Davis will play Amanda Waller. Ed Harris and Jackie Earle Haley are rumored to appear as well.

Suicide Squad is expected to start shooting this month for a release on August 5, 2016.