Common Confirms Role of Green Lantern in Upcoming Justice League Film

Rumors have circulated for the past few months that Common had been cast in the role of comic book character Green Lantern for an upcoming feature film based on the superhero collective known as the Justice League. Now, speaking to MTV News, Com has confirmed for the first time that he will be taking on the role. “It’s a blessing really, to know that I could potentially be this superhero,” he told MTV. “Justice League itself is an honor, and Green Lantern is an incredible character to play. It’s a blessing to be associated with it.” Unfortunately, the film has been placed on indefinite hold because of the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America, so it may be some time before we get to see the Chi-town native battle the forces of evil. While plot details are scarce, Justice League of America will no doubt feature at least some of the main characters featured in the comic books; which included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Unlike Superman or Batman, who were known to comic book readers as Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne respectively, several different fictional individuals have taken on the identity of Green Lantern throughout the character’s history. Com told MTV that he is especially proud to be playing an African-American version of the character. “Just being a black person, a black man, playing a superhero is an honor in itself,” he noted. The Green Lantern was known to sport a power ring that, along with the wearer’s will power, granted the person a variety of super powers. Last month, Daily Variety reported that Warner Bros. had put a hold on the film because of several obstacles, which likely means filming will not begin until the late summer or early fall.

  • havoc

    holy shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i’ve been waiting on this film for a long ass time. and to top it off, com playin the green lantern!!!this shit made my day

    • http://xxlmag.com the brown

      Yeah! Hell yeah! Young black kids need this shit. Although for sometime now, most of the Green Lantern’s have been the Black man version. It’s still refreshing as hell to see someone black like this. I think that the Iron Man movie should have featured the black man version, but that’s a little too much for Hollywood to deal with. they could have at least done better than Robert Downey Jr. I mean, great actor, but definately no super hero. Com will outshine ‘em all!

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    Big up to Common. Thats a good look. Keep gettin that paper.

  • yung tru

    thats a great look for common but im afraid to see him with out the beard lol.

  • Phil

    Unfortunately, this news is wayyyyyyyy too late. The movie’s production has been suspended indefinitely.

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    I GOT NUTHIN BUT LOVE FOR MY 3RD FAVORITE MC OF ALL TIME….THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE WITH PATIENCE,MY MAN’S MUSIC CAREER IS BACK ON TRACK,AND THE KID DOING FLICKS….GOOD LOOK COMMON

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Shawty Reg

    That’s a damn good look….

    Now the writers need to come off that strike so we can see this happen…

    It was only a matter of time before DC Comics stepped up big like this….Marvel been takin all the shine!!!!

  • moresickaMC

    couldnt they get someone who is actually identifiable as black…Common? cmon man…Hollywood smh

    • therealwayno

      This is what’s wrong with black america…retards smh

    • Tre83

      Thank them for giving a nigga a chance you lame ass bum…. Common is identifiable and has been for years. What are you talkin about bruh? Only a lame nigga would say that

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Props to him. I think he is a decent actor.

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    Ohio’s finest check me out and add me if you likw what you hear thanks.

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  • Twon1357

    If you reading these Ra…you done good bruh, keep on pushin the writers reached that deal today, it just needs finalization and you ready to role “joe”…….

  • TheMailMan

    Well deserved..Common is coming up in Hollywood.

    http://www.myspace.com/yelawolf

  • Drammera

    Common as The Green Lantern is sick, but will Vinny Chase get to play Aquaman and Johnny Drama play accident victim #3??

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  • Trev-O-Negative

    Yo the justice league movie is 1 uv my most anticipated neway & 2 find out com is playin’ GL,who 4 da record was black in da comix & da cartoon ,makez me want 2 C it more. Good look com!!!

    I wish ya’ll woulda said who wuz playin’ da rest uv da league.

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    To all up and coming artist much success and dont be afraid to put that extra grind in and go Independent!! It’s a new era… Everything resides on the Internet even Hiphop! Dont sleep on The Move ment!!Wake up… myspace.com\thelabratzmusic

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  • fireforreal

    That’s what’s up,I’m glad he keeps doing good quality movies and not all those made for B.E.T or straight to dvd flicks.

  • http://www.wallbest.com wAlLpApErs

    That’s what I’ve been looking for since they announced this sucker! Booya!