The “Justice League of America” may or may not happen (with the writer’s strike all but over, it’ll probably pick up speed now), but rapper Common, last seen in “Smokin’ Aces”, has confirmed to MTV that he has, in fact, been cast as Green Lantern John Stewart. It was rumored that he had been cast a while back, but this is the first time Common has actually confirmed it.
Long rumored to be in contention for the role, Common confirmed to MTV News for the first time publically that he was cast in the now dormant film, calling being picked for the role “an honor.”
“It’s a blessing really, to know that I could potentially be this superhero,” he enthused. “Justice League itself is an honor, and Green Lantern is an incredible character to play. It’s a blessing to be associated with it.”
It’s a bit of an odd casting choice, actually. Common is what, in his late ’30s? He’ll basically be the oldest person in the entire cast. Then again, nothing about the “Justice League” movie has made a lick of sense to me, so what’s one more?
Well, at least Common has got the bald head down…