Chicago in ‘da house at the JLA.

John Stewart Green Lantern CommonGeek Alert! Geek Alert!

So Chicago Hometown Hero Kanye West Common will be playing a superhero. A black superhero. Traditionally, the only real named black superhero that shares tights with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Green Lantern. Now, although the WGA Strike has put the Justice League of America movie on hold – Common has gone on record with:

“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.”

In particular, Common felt it was a special privilege to be the cast’s only black super.

“Just being a black person, a black man, playing a superhero is an honor in itself,” he smiled.

So. Common has nailed the single black role in the movie! Sure beats a stupid little Grammy, huh? Take that Kanye.

Of course, we here at Schadenfreude feel for you Kanye… We know you need to be in movies. Heck, we even wrote a role for you. That’s right… a role for you. Let us know, we’ll take your email.