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

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Following his breakout role in Top Gun: Maverick as Hangman, Glen Powell is set to return in Devotion, directed by J. D. Dillard. Known for his love for aviation, which the actor had previously made abundantly clear, many fans of DCEU are proclaiming their admiration for Powell. Some are even convinced that the actor is best fitted to play the role of DC’s Green Lantern, otherwise known as Harold “Hal” Jordan. But what led to such claims?


Glen Powell says Top Gun 3 talks are classified
Glen Powell in Top Gun: Maverick

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The actor, who received a call back from Tom Cruise himself after an impressionable audition for Top Gun: Maverick, is known for his charm and never-ending talent. However, something else may be connecting the actor with the role of Green Lantern — a passion for aviation.

A Perfect Match For Green Lantern…?

Green Lantern DC Comics
DC Comics Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern

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Previously, fans of MCU were the ones who freaked out over the actor potentially being cast as X-Men’s Cyclops. This time around, the tables have turned and the ball is in the DCEU fans’ court. Many fans of the franchise have professed their love for the actor; some even claimed that they could see similarities between the character of Hangman, and that of the Green Lantern. We might have an answer as to why the audience wants the actor in the role of Hal Jordan.

Green Lantern
Green Lantern

In almost all adaptations, the character of Green Lantern has been depicted as a former fighter aviator who worked as a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft. Since the character has an aviator background, many fans believe he is the best pilot in the entire franchise — and they have proof to validate their claims. Hal Jordan, in the comics, was able to fly a constructed plane quickly enough to reach New Gods’ Lightray, who is considered one of the fastest characters in the franchise. Now that’s a feat!

Why Fans Think Glen Powell Is The Best Choice

Glen Powell might be a great fit for Green Lantern
Glen Powell might be a great fit for Green Lantern

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Glen Powell may be the best fit, but how so? Many believe that the actor’s expertise in aviation may be one of the reasons why. Previously, in an Instagram post, Powell had stated that after Tom Cruise sponsored his flight lessons, he received his pilot’s license. Therefore, Powell is not only an aviator on the big screen, but he has also been trained in real life. Does that ring any bell? Perhaps, having an aviator background might just be the link that connects Powell to the Green Lantern.

At least this is what fans think about it:

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We can affirm that the fans are quite enthusiastic to see the actor potentially getting cast as Green Lantern, perhaps in the near future. While fans of Green Lantern await the fruition of their dreams, a new official trailer for the upcoming 2022 film, Devotion, which features Powell, alongside Jonathan Majors and Joe Jonas has been released.

Watch the trailer here:

Following the story of Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner, Devotion is set for a November 23, 2022 release.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.