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Glenn Powell reveals connection to aviation long before ‘Top Gun’ role

Glenn Powell produced an air force documentary for IMAX ‘The Blue Angels’

By Web Desk
May 20, 2024
Glenn Powell reveals connection to aviation long before ‘Top Gun’ role
Glenn Powell reveals connection to aviation long before ‘Top Gun’ role

Glen Powell already had a special connection to aviation before he did hit movies like Top Gun.

“I remember as a kid going with my grandfather, my mom and my aunts and my cousins and we all had the same sort of experience,” Powell told Us Weekly.

“From every age group, everybody was looking at the sky with that same sort of reverence.”

Powell produced the new IMAX documentary The Blue Angels alongside J.J. Abrams and others.

The doc follows the Navy and Marine Corps flight squadron through a year of training with never-before-seen footage, which was released on Friday, May 17.

The actor, 35, called the pilots, who took pictures and signed autographs when they came back to the ground, “real meta” characters who “represented the best of the Navy and the best [of] the United States.”

He continued, “It’s almost impossible to watch a Blue Angels show and not be just completely awestruck by what’s happening and how it’s even possible.”

Powell also shared that he kept a poster of the elite naval flight demonstration squadron in his bedroom until he left for college.