Actor Glen Powell rose to fame after he starred in a supporting role in Tom Cruise’s 2022 film Top Gun Maverick. He later appeared as the lead opposite Sydney Sweeney in Anyone but You. He has been a part of various other projects, including Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Everybody Wants Some!!, Set It Up, Hidden Figures, and more.

Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch
Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch in Set It Up | Treehouse Pictures

Powell’s work in Netflix’s 2018 Set It Up opposite Zoey Deutch was highly appreciated, and he started to get the roles he was excited to play on-screen. Powell originally auditioned for the role of Rooster, which he lost to Miles Teller but the director Joe Kosinski, and Tom Cruise liked his audition, which is why they wanted Hangman to work for him. After a lost of resistance, Powell accepted the role which made him a household name. The actor recently revealed a superhero role that he’d love to play despite not being interested in playing one.

Glen Powell reveals he is not interested in playing a superhero but Batman is an exception 

In a recent profile with GQ, actor Glen Powell took the journalist on a tour of Warner Bros. and shared that he was not interested in playing a superhero on-screen when they stopped at the new Superman logo on the door of James Gunn’s office. Powell clarified that he was not among the actors who had tried out for DCU’s Man of Steel. Instead, he said,

I was always a Batman guy. I would have a wild take on Batman. It definitely would not be like a Matt Reeves tone; it’d probably be closer to Keaton.

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Glen Powell in Top Gun Maverick | Paramount Pictures

The actor did not forget to congratulate and appreciate the new Superman, David Corenswet, as he said that he was on the sets of Twisters with Corenswet when he got the call for Superman. The actor added that Corenswet is a hustler and deserves it.

Glen Powell revealed during the interview that he messed up the audition for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s beloved character Captain America, who was played by Chris Evans. He had also auditioned for Han Solo, a role eventually played by Alden Ehrenreich.

Glen Powell shares a positive update on the Captain Planet movie

Anyone but You actor spoke to Collider recently where he gave a positive update on his Captain Planet, which he co-wrote, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio is producing via his Appian Way Productions. Powell shared,

God, I freaking hope so. Trust me, we have been working hard on that one for a long time. I am optimistic about his future, but you never know the timeline.

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Glen Powell’s Hit Man to stream on Netflix in June | ShivHans Pictures

Glen Powell has been attached to his passion project for the past six years, and despite the long process of bringing life to the movie, the actor remains determined. In his conversation with ET, the Top Gun actor pointed out that he and DiCaprio share the same passion for the environmentally-focused superhero. He said at the time,

I know DiCaprio is super passionate about it. I’m super passionate about it. I think it could be great. I want the one to work. I’d love to play that superhero. I mean, they’ve tried to make it into a superhero movie before, but they kind of did it like an earnest take, and ours is way more subversive and fun.

Based on the 1990s animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, created by Barbara Pyle and Ted Turner, Captain Planet follows a diverse group of people, the Planeteers, who were granted elemental powers by Gaia. The team’s mission is to combat a variety of eco-villains, from mad scientists to mutant rats and even space aliens. When the Planeteers combine the power of their rings, Captain Planet is summoned to help them, who possesses the power of flight and superhuman strength.

Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones will appear together in their upcoming Twisters, which is a long-awaited sequel to the 1996 classic Twister. The movie is scheduled for release on July 19th. Powell’s Hit Man is already playing in selected theatres and will be available to stream on Netflix on June 7th, 2024.

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