New 'Suicide Squad' Set Photos Reveal Common as Tattoed Man

Common is spotted on the set sporting a big tattoo of snake on his head, sparking speculation that he portrays The Tattoed Man.

AceShowbiz - Since %cCommon% was added to the cast of "Suicide Squad", fans were curious about the character he would play. There have been speculations that the rapper will play Black Manta, Aquaman's villain. However, new set photos suggest that Common will possibly play Abel Tarant, known as The Tattooed Man.

The latest pictures from the movie set show Common in full costume as his character. His appearance looks similar to The Tattoed Man in the comic version. The most noticeable similarity is the tattoo of a big snake on Common's head. What strengthens the speculation is his facial piercing.

There have been several versions of the character in the comic books. In Green Lantern comics, Tarrant is a burglar in the fictional Coast City. During one particular job, he finds a mysterious ink which he uses to tattoo himself. The ink has special properties so that Tarrant can bring the tattoo to "life" and uses it as weapons and allies.

Common is joined by the likes of %cWill Smith%, %cCara Delevingne%, %cJai Courtney%, %cJoel Kinnaman%, %cViola Davis%, %cAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje%, %cAdam Beach%, %cIke Barinholtz%, %cJared Leto% and %cMargot Robbie% in the cast.

Directed by David Ayer, "Suicide Squad" centers on DC Comic supervillains who are recruited by the government to perform black operation in order to gain redemption. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle produce the movie from the script written by Ayer and Justin Marks. The movie is scheduled for a release in the U.S. on August 5, 2016.

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