It’s no secret that rapper Common had landed the role of Green Lantern in George Miller’s ‘Justice League: Mortal’ a film that fell apart before it could begin production.  But the Grammy winner is finally joining the DC Cinematic Universe in ‘Suicide Squad’.

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Months ago, Common was snapped on the set bearing a head and neck covered in tattoos, plus various facial piercings and a red goatee.  Many guessed that the rapper/actor was playing the DC villain Tattooed Man who can animate the markings on his body as energy constructs.

But Common recently appeared in an interview with Complex News and revealed “My character is in league with The Joker (Jared Leto).  His name is Monster T.”

Monster T could easily be a more modern take on “Tattooed Man” which is possibly the most on-the-nose codename this side of Matter-Eater Lad.

Common’s interview was to promote his upcoming film ‘Barber Shop: The Next Cut’ which co-stars Ice Cube, whose name was recently thrown out as a (super awesome) candidate to play J. Jonah Jameson in the newest ‘Spider-Man’ movie.

Sorry to dash those hopes, but Ice Cube flatly announced:

“If I’m I’m not playing Spider-Man, I’m not doing sh–.  I ain’t about to play one of these sidebusters.”

If he were to join the Marvel Universe, Cube said he’d play The Incredible Hulk.

You can watch the interview below, in which they also discuss ‘Barber Shop: The Next Cut’ and the possibility of a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ sequel:

Are you intrigued to see Common in ‘Suicide Squad’?  Are you disappointed that Ice Cube won’t be in a superhero movie unless he can play the lead?  And if so, which hero or villain could you see him playing?

‘Suicide Squad’ directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara with Ben Affleck hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

Source: Comic Book Resources