This Suicide Squad Actor Wants To Play John Stewart In Green Lantern Corps

Very few people came out of Suicide Squad with any credit or redeeming features about their performance in the DC installment. Commercially it was fine, but critically flopped on all counts. As the title attempted to squeeze five movies into one - ending in a complete fiasco.

While that sobering experience was enough for the director to pen an open letter of apology over the mess, one actor who had a short cameo in the feature believes he would be ideal for the role of John Stewart in the rebooted Green Lantern Corps. 44-year old Common, a man who played Monster T. However before the Joker killed him over a comment he made about Harley Quinn, said that the character is someone he loves from the stories he has read to date.

Common Goes Public for JS Role

Not afraid to plug himself in public, the Chicago native explained that John Stewart is a character he resonates with and while DC or himself have not had any discussions, Common says he is more than happy to chat.

"No, I haven't spoken to DC," admitted Common. "John Stewart, the character, is amazing. When I had the opportunity of potentially being John Stewart, when we were working, I learned how he was part of the Green Lantern Corps and all that he was doing. He was kind of community-driven so I felt like, 'Oh, man, I love this character.' He used his mind to do a lot of things so I connected with him. I just love the character, but I don't know, I haven't talked to DC about it but, you know, hey! Yeah, I would love (to). That would be an honor to play John Stewart."

Forget The President, We Need Community First: Common

Set to feature in John Wick: Chapter 2, Common came out in support of his city following a Donald Trump allegation that it was awash with crime. The president tweeted "if Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!"

Talking to TMZ in response, the actor/rapper argued that the people in Chicago need to focus at the task at hand rather than get sidetracked.

"For me, I feel like to help Chicago, you know, we've got to take care of our own. Within the community, we've got to do things. It's a lot of people out there already organizing and doing things. We need our state and local people to do things. We don't need that type of mentality, so I'm not focused on the president right now. I'm focused on helping the people in the city and how we can do it."

Source: Cinemablend, Chicago Tribune