The Hollywood Reporter has news that rapper/actor Common has just signed on to join the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad film in an undisclosed role. The DC film about a super villain team has already begun filming in Toronto, and Common is expected to join them shortly.
Common is no stranger to comic-based movies with a role in Wanted, as well as being cast as Green Lantern John Stewart in the defunct Justice League movie by George Miller in the early 2000s.
Now, Common joins what's becoming a star-studded cast with Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, and major roles for Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and more.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to debut August 5, 2016.