Top Gun 2's Glen Powell Is 'Confused" About X-Men Casting Rumors
Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell addressed the rumors regarding his supposed foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking to Variety, Powell noted that while reports have swirled that he will be playing the MCU's version of Scott Summers aka Cyclops, all of the whispers are false. "Before Comic-Con, everybody was like, 'Dude, are you Cyclops?' No, I’m not," Powell said. "Nobody has called me. I don’t even have one contact info for Marvel, so I have no idea what people are talking about."
Powell later took to social media to briefly continue his thoughts regarding the rumors. Addressing the tone of his quote, the actor noted that while he may have seemed annoyed, he was simply perplexed by the idea. "I sound angry and confused, but I promise it’s just confused," wrote Powell.
From Top Gun to X-Man?
While many fans may be campaigning for the Top Gun: Maverick antagonist to don Cyclops' visor, Marvel Studios has yet to address who will be stepping into the role of the X-Men's leader. The company has yet to provide any kind of release window for the mutants' introduction to the sprawling superhero franchise but audiences believe the beloved team could arrive following the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars film.
As for Powell, the actor is currently riding high on the success of Top Gun: Maverick. Hailed by many critics to be one of 2022's best films, the Tom Cruise-led sequel is raking in the cash, having recently surpassed Avengers: Infinity War's box office numbers. Jerry Bruckheimer, who served as a producer on Maverick, explained why he thinks the film has been such a massive hit amongst audiences, stating the heart of the story is on full display. "That's what it's all about; it's about the emotion, it's about bringing Iceman back, it's about seeing a real movie," Bruckheimer said. "You're in the F-18 just like those actors are. They were trained for three months to be able to get into an F-18… You can see the struggles of what they're doing, what they're going through. That's all real, that's not made-up."
Cyclops isn't the only member of the X-Men that's been the topic of fan-casting. Many Marvel devotees are trying to predict who could fill the large boots of Wolverine, a role that was previously held by Hugh Jackman. Suggested performers include Daniel Radcliffe and Taron Egerton, both of whom have shot down rumors that they've met with Marvel Studios about the role.
Top Gun: Maverick hits digital platforms on Aug. 23 while the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD versions arrive on Nov. 1.
Source: Variety, Twitter