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Common

Black Capt. America Is 'A Beautiful Thing'

7/17/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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First a female Thor ... now a Black Captain America ... it's about time the universe of comic book heroes had some diversity ... so says rapper/actor Common -- who once saw his own superhero dreams crushed.

Common tells TMZ ... he applauds Marvel's decision to have a Black Cap, calling it "a beautiful thing."

Marvel announced Wednesday The Falcon -- aka Sam Wilson -- will become Capt. America in the comic book series.

Common may still be smarting from 2008 ... when he was cast to play Green Lantern in a movie that fell apart during the Hollywood writer's strike.  He says he'd STILL love to play the part.

As for Captain America ... Marvel says The Falcon will appear as Cap only in the comic books ... not in the movies.

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Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

They should get Johnny Dip to play Tonto, that will be an instant success

37 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

I love chocolate, it's delish and fabulous. Capt America chocolate probably won't be disappointing and it's about time we get to taste it.

37 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Young black males deserve to have a super hero who looks like them. This move by Marvel is praise worthy.

37 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Does it even matter when his entire face is covered up? Truth.

37 days ago
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Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!!!!! #TRUTH!!

37 days ago
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Crigger540    

I don't care about Cap - what's going to happen to the Falcon? He was always my favorite growing up. I would rather do away with Capt. Am, but keep the Falcon

37 days ago
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Alexa    

So rather than come up with great new superheroes, they think it's OK to 'crush' the superheroes millions of us grew up with instead?

37 days ago
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TimP    

He should be grateful he wasn't part of that piece of schlock The Green Lantern.

37 days ago
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chicago_animal     

It won't last

37 days ago
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Rigby    

Lol that's cool

37 days ago
11.

HumanNature    

I PREFER NINJA TURTLES.....


THEY REALLY KICK ASS!!!!!!

37 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Whats wrong with the guy they got playing Captain A right now?

37 days ago
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Ricky boo YEAHHH    

He is not the first black captain america.. gosh darn it has anyone not heard of Isaiah Bradley was.

37 days ago
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Scottpso4    

His face won't be covered up. If it were, the black community would be up in arms that they didn't show enough face to show he was black. My guess is that black community will say that the color won't be black enough and too light. As everyone knows, you can't keep the black community happy for long. We got Obama in and now no one likes him and want him out.

37 days ago
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negreat    

Common is a racist and hates the cops. I haven't heard Common music in years. So I guess being a cop hater and a racist makes you a star now days :(

37 days ago
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