Texan actor Glen Powell, best known for his role as Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin in Top Gun: Maverick, revealed that he cares more about a quality movie than just a big-budget franchise.

This could be disappointing news for DC fans who want to see him as Booster Gold. Powell, who began his career in 2003 from Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, has seen success in films like Everybody Wants Some!! and Hidden Figures.

Glen Powell in Top Gun: Maverick
Glen Powell in Top Gun: Maverick (Credits: Paramount Pictures)

But it was his turn alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick that truly launched him into the spotlight. Since then, he has continued to pick up leading roles in films like the upcoming rom-com Anyone but You and the action-comedy Hit Man.

Glen Powell’s Big Project Refusals will Disappoint DC Fans’ Booster Gold Hopes

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Glen Powell revealed he won’t work on an “Oscar-bait” or “Marvel fare”. The star even passed on a chance to be in some of the biggest films because he isn’t just choosing movies based on how famous they are.

Powell recently said no to being in new versions of popular movies like Bourne Identity and Jurassic World reboot, even though he likes Jurassic World a lot. Oddly, the actor lent his voice to the recurring character of Dave on Netflix’s animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous from 2020 to 2022.

For him, it’s not just about being in a giant movie. Powell wants to be in movies where he can really make a difference and entertain the audience in a big way. By picking his projects carefully, the actor makes sure he’s always excited about his work. So, does this mean he won’t be playing the most anticipated DC role?

Booster Gold
Booster Gold (Credits: DC Comics)

His name is getting lot of traction online as a possible choice to play Booster Gold in the upcoming James Gunn‘s DC reboot. Fans seem really excited about the idea. Check out their reactions below:

For DC fans who wanted Powell to play Booster Gold in the new DC movies, this might be a letdown. But since Powell likes good characters, maybe he’s just waiting for the perfect superhero role to come along.

Glen Powell is Living a Balanced Life in Texas and Seeking Perfect Fit

Glen Powell as Ben in a still from Anyone But You
Glen Powell as Ben in a still from Anyone But You (Credits: Sony Pictures)

Glen Powell is taking a cue from fellow Texan Matthew McConaughey when it comes to dealing with Hollywood. Powell said McConaughey actually compared Hollywood to the world in the movie The Matrix, where everything seems fake! This way of thinking has stuck with Powell, who tries hard to live a normal life when he’s not acting.

Feeling at home with his family and friends in Austin, Texas is what keeps him grounded. This down-to-earth approach is even reflected in the projects he chose.

He’s working on a documentary about the amazing Blue Angels pilots, and starring in an action movie entitled Twisters. It seems like Powell wants more than just typical Hollywood fame; he’s looking to tell different stories and be a part of different kinds of movies.

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