James Gunn Debunking Booster Gold Rumor Only Hints Top Gun 2 Star’s Road to DC is Even Clearer Now

Fans want this Top Gun: Maverick star in James Gunn's Booster Gold live-action series!

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  • James Gunn is a veteran director and co-head of the DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.
  • The director recently debunked a myth when he revealed that the production for DCU's Booster Gold hadn't even started yet.
  • Taking this as an opportunity, fans campaigned for this Top Gun: Maverick star to take the role of Booster Gold in James Gunn's DCU!
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Veteran director James Gunn, who is in charge of the DCU alongside Peter Safran, is completely obliterating false rumors by the minute. Being an active person on social media, Gunn is quick to dispel rumors and gave an update on the matter.


James Gunn at the 2016 SDCC [Photo Gage Skidmore]
James Gunn at the 2016 SDCC [Photo: Gage Skidmore]
With several DCU projects underway, there have been lots of rumors regarding potential castings and fan favorites. With a project named Booster Gold announced, fans are expecting that a certain Top Gun: Maverick actor will be the new face of Booster Gold, and James Gunn’s update on the recent rumor could help solidify the claim!

Booster Gold? But Production Hasn’t Started Yet!

With the recent exceptional performance by iconic actor Glen Powell, it is only safe to assume that the actor could turn out to be a fine choice for DCU’s Booster Gold. Starring alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, Powell found worldwide fame, following which, his career skyrocketed.

Booster Gold
Booster Gold in DC Comics

The actor starred alongside Sydney Sweeney in Anyone But You and is also slated to return to the screens with Twisters. All in all, his career is going well and if James Gunn wills it, Powell might just join the DCU as a new superhero.

It was back in 2023 that Booster Gold was announced. Being a hero from the future, Gold Booster was a show-off character who matured through some personal tragedies and is one of the good guys now in DC Comics. With rumors and allegations that the production of Booster Gold was underway, James Gunn was quick to take action by denying them.


In the tweet, James Gunn states:

Although we’re still working on Booster Gold, production isn’t imminent and that story/posting is completely false. 

On any other day, fans of the DCU would be saddened by this news. However, we are here to tell you that this might actually be a good thing!

With a halted production, it probably means that James Gunn is looking for the right actor to portray the role of Booster Gold. That’s where beloved fan-favorite Glen Powell comes in and (hopefully) sweeps the role!


Glen Powell Is Booster Gold in James Gunn’s DCU?

Fans have been casting Glen Powell in several roles ever since he found fame back in 2022. From Green Lantern to the new Captain American in the MCU, Powell has been all over the internet. However, as much as he is the people’s favorite, Powell selects his movies very carefully.

Glen Powell Hangman Top Gun: Maverick
Glen Powell as Hangman in Top Gun: Maverick | Paramount Pictures

Alongside Powell, people also took Chris Pratt’s name as Booster Gold in the DCU. However, the actor has appeared in quite a few movies in recent years. The face of Glen Powell will be a fresher start for the DCU rather than Pratt’s, whose Marvel role is bound to be brought up as a comparison. Let’s take a look at some of the tweets about Powell as Booster Gold.



With an intriguing storyline and an interesting set of characters, Booster Gold is going to be iconic (whenever it releases). As Mr. Gunn said it himself, the series hasn’t even begun production yet. so there’s a while to wait before we even get a release date.

On the other hand, fans have continued their demands to see the Top Gun: Maverick star don the role of Booster Gold in the upcoming series.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.