Top Gun: Maverick, like its predecessor, introduced several characters to choose from for a final ride-or-die mission. Actor Glen Powell, who portrayed the character of Lt. Jake “Hangman” Seresin, wants to portray the role of a superhero. The feat can only be achieved if Leonardo DiCaprio is onboard.
Although weird, the dream role of the Devotion actor rests in the hands of Leonardo DiCaprio. With a scrapped Captain Planet movie and DiCaprio set to produce, Glen Powell may get his wishes fulfilled.
Glen Powell Wants Leonardo DiCaprio To Save His Dream Role
Captain Planet was an animated series that debuted in 1990. The series was much loved and adored by the people for its motto of saving Earth. Back in 2016, a movie was announced based on the franchise.
Glen Powell was set to write the script along with Jono Matt and Leonardo DiCaprio was producing the film with Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Although the film hasn’t been greenlit yet, Glen Powell is hoping for a favor from Warner Bros. Discovery to make the film official. The Set it Up actor took to IndieWire to talk about his hopes for resurrecting the scrapped idea and how Leonardo DiCaprio could be the only savior.
“I know DiCaprio is super passionate about it. I’m super passionate about it. I think it could be great. I want that one to work. I’d love to play that superhero.”
The Top Gun: Maverick actor further stated that the decision ultimately rests in the hands of Warner Bros. Discovery. Powell further admitted that those conversations (about greenlighting the film) will be happening soon.
Glen Powell May Get His Superhero Role…in DCU
Glen Powell is the people’s choice for portraying the role of Hal Jordan. With the restructured changes occurring in the DCU, the character of Green Lantern needs to be reworked. The Ryan Reynolds starrer Green Lantern was not the best of the movies. A rework with Powell helming the movie would indeed be good for the newly forming DCU and would bring Green Lantern to a redeeming light.
Glen Powell was awarded the Bob Hope award for entertainment which attests to his Top Gun spirit. The award is bestowed upon the people in the entertainment industry who have performed outstandingly for the United States Military or shown a positive portrayal of the military in movies or series. This is something that surely Powell’s on-screen character of Lt. Jake “Hangman” Seresin would be proud (and egoistic) of. The Hidden Figure actor’s skills were also lauded and praised for his portrayal of Hangman in the Tom Cruise starrer.
Top Gun: Maverick is available to stream on Paramount+.