From Top Gun to The Outsiders and now leading up to his sixth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, Tom Cruise has done it all. The 55 yr old has been anywhere from a Greaser, secret agent, samurai, and more importantly a fighter pilot. None of these roles though have lined him up as a superhero though.
While promoting their upcoming film Mission Impossible: Fallout, actor Henry Cavil who plays Superman in the DCU was questioned about his thoughts on Cruise possibly joining the Justice League.
“I think that would be something very interesting. Absolutely.”
After getting the approval from the strongest member of the superhero team, Cruise was asked if he was game for taking on his first superhero movie.
“You know what, there is always another mountain in anything, you know anything. I’ll never say no if I find something that’s interesting and I think that an audience would like to see it. And they’d be entertained by it and I feel like I can contribute something to it.”
A year ago, Tom Cruise was on the shortlist for the role of Green Lantern. Since then fans have tried imagining the 55-year-old actor pulling off the role of Hal Jordan. One role that he has under his belt that could prove him worthy is his role as Maverick in Top Gun the character style matches that of Hal Jordan very well. Also, consider the fact Cruise’s age could match a Hal Jordan that has already has been a Lantern for some years.
I personally think the DCU could use a big A-list actor like Cruise to strengthen their Justice League especially after the movie didn’t perform as we all as Warner Brothers expected.
Mission Impossible: Fallout is coming to theaters July 27th!
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.