Common in 'Suicide Squad' Definitely Black ... But Black Manta??

6/11/2015 12:45 PM PDT

Common in 'Suicide Squad' -- Definitely Black, But Black Manta?? (PHOTO)

All the fan sites pegged Common as playing Black Manta in the upcoming "Suicide Squad" movie -- 'cause, well ... y'know -- but now that we've seen him on set that doesn't appear to be the case.

Our first glimpse of the rapper/actor in full costume actually has him looking more like Abel Tarrant ... aka The Tattooed Man.

As DC legend has it ... The Tattooed Man is the Green Lantern's archenemy, and has the ability to turn his tattoos into weapons (duh!).

For purpose of this movie ... looks like he also tans really well.