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Top Gun: Maverick’s Glen Powell Has His Eyes Set on One Specific DCU Superhero Role

Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell Has His Eyes Set on One Specific DCU Superhero Role
Glen Powell in Top Gun Maverick (Paramount Pictures)

Glen Powell, known for his standout role in “Top Gun: Maverick,” recently expressed his interest in taking on the iconic role of Batman in James Gunn’s DC Universe. In an interview with GQ, Powell shared that while he is generally not keen on superhero roles, he would make an exception for Batman. He envisions his portrayal of the Dark Knight to be more in line with Michael Keaton’s version rather than the darker tone seen in Matt Reeves’ recent films.

Powell’s acting career began as a child actor in “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,” and he has since appeared in films like “The Expendables 3,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Set It Up.” His performance alongside Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick” significantly boosted his profile, garnering attention from both studios and audiences.

Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell Has His Eyes Set on One Specific DCU Superhero Role

Glen Powell in Top Gun Maverick

As speculation continues about who will take up the Batman mantle in the DCU’s “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” Powell’s name has emerged alongside other potential candidates, such as Alan Ritchson. Fans are curious about how Powell might pair with David Corenswet, who is set to play Superman in the DCU.

Interestingly, Powell has already had a brush with the Batman franchise, having a cameo in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” where his character’s head is smashed by Bane. This experience adds a layer of familiarity to his potential future role as Batman.

In addition to his Batman aspirations, Powell has a connection to Superman. He revealed that while he has never auditioned for the role of Superman, he was on set with David Corenswet, the new Clark Kent when Corenswet received the call confirming his casting. Powell expressed admiration for Corenswet, noting his hardworking nature and deserving talent.

Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell Has His Eyes Set on One Specific DCU Superhero Role

Glen Powell in Top Gun Maverick

Powell’s upcoming projects include “Twisters,” a sequel to the 1996 film “Twister,” where he stars alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones and Anthony Ramos. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and written by Mark L. Smith from a story by Joseph Kosinski, “Twisters” is set for release on July 19, 2024.

As Powell’s star continues to rise, his potential as the next Batman has become a topic of excitement and speculation among fans. His unique take on the character and his growing filmography make him a compelling candidate for the role.

Rollie D. Eldred
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Rollie is a film aficionado from LA, USA. He loves exploring international cinema and writing insightful reviews. He also looks like Chuck Norris, he gets that a lot. Get in touch with him at [email protected].

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