The last time we saw Common, he was making grand strides (literally) in Selma. Now the rapper/ actor is taking on a super role in the star-studded Suicide Squad, the action film spotlighting DC Entertainment’s baddest villains, according to THR.
The Suicide crew already boasts a Who’s Who? of Hollywood including Jared Leto set to play the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Moviegoers can expect possible cameos from Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Ben Affleck as Batman, especially as Warner Bros. continues to hype up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice due next year.
While Comm’s role for the 2016 film remains a mystery, it’s hard to deny his budding IMDb profile. Common currently stars in Run All Night alongside Liam Neeson and is set to shoot with Gerard Butler for Relativity’s Hunter Killer. In February, Common bagged an Oscar for best original song with John Legend for their Selma collaboration “Glory.”