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Green Lantern Movie Allegedly in the Works, Top Gun: Maverick Star Glen Powell Could Play Hal Jordan

Green Lantern and Glen Powell

The last time we witnessed a Green Lantern movie, it went spectacularly sideways. In fact, so much so that Ryan Reynolds to this day profusely apologizes for subjecting us to his 2011 superhero appearance. But even though the film crashed at the box office, the DC superhero still lives on within the fandom. And now, after a considerable period of hiatus, the resurrection of the Green Lantern Corps might once again be on the horizon.

Glen Powell
Glen Powell

Also read: “Nobody has called me”: Top Gun: Maverick Star Glen Powell Reveals Marvel Hasn’t Contacted Him For X-Men Role Despite Fans’ Demand, Says He’s Angry and Confused

Green Lantern Needs a Much-Needed Reboot in DCEU

It’s high time! The DC Extended Universe has all its major characters in the sandbox. The roots of the universe have been firmly grounded by the contributions of Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Jason Momoa. And now that their respective superheroes are out there, it might be time to extend the DCEU and finally incorporate the broader spectrum of the comic world.

Green Lantern
Glen Powell rumored to play DCEU’s Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern

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In this newly envisioned world dictated under David Zaslav’s reign at Warner Bros. Discovery, the world of DC will not be a tunnel vision of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman playing with or against each other. The ambitious approach of the WBD Chief will radically change the entirety of the DCEU narrative by focusing on a long-term 10-yar plan, much like the existing MCU. And in such a broadly imagined world with multiple heroes and their intertwined narratives, what harm can a few more additions do?

Also read: DC Comics’ Flash Believes Green Lantern Doesn’t Belong To The Justice League

Glen Powell Could Become DCEU’s New Hal Jordan

Glen Powell, the Top Gun: Maverick star has spent his fair share in the industry playing small and forgettable roles, even in big buck movies such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Soon after, the 2016 historical drama, Hidden Figures launched him into the orbit of fame while the 2018 Netflix romcom, Set It Up made him an audience favorite. But it wasn’t until the multiple award-winning and record-breaking Top Gun: Maverick that Glen Powell really started making some noise in the industry.

Glen Powell
Glen Powell appears as Hangman in Top Gun: Maverick

Also read: “Cast him as Hal Jordan already”: Glen Powell Starring in Devotion Has Fans Convinced He’s Prime To Play DC’s Green Lantern

Now, with his widely acclaimed and well-loved presence, Glen Powell could be the perfect candidate for the new wielder of the Power Ring. The rumor, which has been circulating for quite some time now also claims that Maverick director, Joseph Kosinski, had been eyed for the directorial position for a Green Lantern 2 for well over a decade now and may be asked to navigate the tricky waters of a character origin story for the new DCEU.

Given how well the director has done with his recent blockbuster and the fact that he already has a working experience with the Scream Queens actor, the duo may very soon set sail on this new, and hopefully successful voyage in WBD’s new 10-year integrated plan.

Source: Cosmic Book

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.