Oscar-winning rapper Common has just joined the cast of "Suicide Squad."

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the "Selma" singer and star has just closed a deal to join director David Ayer's supervillain team-up flick. There's been no word yet on just what role he'll be playing; studio Warner Bros. declined to comment on THR's report.

Production on "Suicide" is already underway in Toronto, so perhaps Common's role is just a small one. Either way, his involvement brings even more star power to the already-stacked ensemble, which features a host of big names, including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Ike Barinholtz, Adam Beach, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Karen Fukuhara.

According to THR, whispers of Jesse Eisenberg making an appearance as Lex Luthor continue. But one other recognizable hero may also drop in: Ben Affleck's Batman.

Stay tuned to see if either rumor comes to fruition. "Suicide Squad" is due in theaters on August 5, 2016.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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