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Common's Suicide Squad villain is revealed, says he's "in business with the Joker"

When Common's Suicide Squad (opens in new tab) set shots first appeared (check out the tweet below) everyone quickly cried 'Tattooed Man!', who was originally a Green Lantern character who - clue's in the title - could bring his tattoos to life.

This is the image that got everyone talking:

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Now, speaking in an interview with Complex (opens in new tab) (via CinemaBlend (opens in new tab)) Common has added this little bit of extra info about his Suicide Squad character:

"My role is basically a character who's in business with The Joker. His name is Monster T."

So, not a straight out Tattoo Man name confirmation, but the 'T' does seem to point in that direction. The biggest clue however is the big snake on Common's head, which was an iconic part of the Able Tarrent incarnation of the character's ink.

In case you were wondering, his power came from a mysterious chemical Able came into contact with that let him create mental projections. As you do, he then used it for his tats because that's clearly not dangerous at all.

There's some discussion as to whether Common is the 'Subway monster' seen in the trailer, as this image does look a little like tattoos coming to life:

However, in profile it looks distinctly unlike Common and in fact almost looks more like a monstrous form of Jared Leto's Joker:

A strong contender here is the OMAC. In the DC universe that's humans mutated by Brainiac nanotechnology into murderous shape changing machines. Maybe that is the Joker?

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad will open in the UK and US on August 5, 2016.

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

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