5. Glen Powell
Glen Powell is a rising star in Hollywood would would kill it as Oliver Queen. His breakout role in Top Gun: Maverick proves that he has what it takes to play a gritty hero like Green Arrow. Although he may not be a household name yet, Powell has been building an impressive resume with roles in TV and both big budget films and independent features.
One of Powell’s most notable roles was in Devotion, a critically acclaimed film about two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. His performance as Lieutenant Tom Hudner showcased his ability to portray a hero with depth and complexity.
Powell’s range as an actor is evident in his previous roles, from playing an arrogant frat boy in Scream Queens to a philosophical college baseball player in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some! His ability to tackle both comedy and drama make him a versatile actor, perfect for a character like Green Arrow.
A lower budget film like an adaptation of Green Arrow: Year One would be the perfect opportunity for Powell to shine as the titular character. The focus on character development and story would allow him to show off his acting chops, while still delivering the action-packed moments fans expect from a superhero film.