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Glen Powell’s Hidden Film Gems and the Hype Around Twisters

Five Movies You Probably Didn’t Know Glen Powell of Twisters Was In (And What to Expect From Twisters)

Glen Powell has steadily risen through the ranks of Hollywood to become one of the most sought-after actors of his generation. Known for his charismatic presence and versatile acting skills, Powell’s filmography includes both blockbuster hits and hidden gems. With his highly anticipated role in the upcoming Twisters, Powell will likely continue to captivate audiences. Here’s a look at some movies you might not know he was in and what to expect from Twisters.

Twisters - Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pic, Warner Bros.
Twisters – Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Pic, Warner Bros.

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Hidden Gems 

  1. The Expendables 3 (2014)

In The Expendables 3, Powell plays Thorn, a skilled hacker and combatant. While the film’s packed with action heroes like Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, Powell’s performance stands out as a fresh addition to the franchise.

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The Expendables 3 - Credit: Lionsgate
The Expendables 3 – Credit: Lionsgate
  1. Ride Along 2 (2016)

Powell has a supporting role as Troy, a tech-savvy villain in this buddy cop comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. His role added a layer of complexity to the comedic dynamics of the film.

Ride Along - Credit: Universal Pictures
Ride Along – Credit: Universal Pictures
  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

This historical drama features Powell as Mark Reynolds, an American publisher. The film, set in post-World War II England, showcases Powell’s ability to handle dramatic roles with subtlety and depth.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Credit: Andy Casey Photography
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Credit: Andy Casey Photography
  1. Sand Castle (2017)

In this Netflix war drama, Powell plays Sergeant Dylan Chutsky. Taking place during the Iraq War, the film is a gripping portrayal of soldiers’ experiences, and Powell’s performance contributed significantly to the film’s emotional impact.

Sand Castle - Credit: Nick Wall Photography
Sand Castle – Credit: Nick Wall Photography
  1. Scream Queens (2015-2016)

Powell played Chad Radwell in this small-screen horror-comedy series. His role as the arrogant yet oddly endearing fraternity president added humor and intrigue to the show’s dark plot.

Scream Queens - Credit: Michael Becker
Scream Queens – Credit: Michael Becker

Twisters: The Upcoming Tornado Movie

Twisters is set to be one of the most exciting releases of 2024. Directed by the acclaimed Lee Isaac Chung, known for his work on Minari, this new Twister movie is a sequel to the 1996 classic. The anticipation for this film is immense, as it stands to have a compelling storyline and stellar cast.

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The Cast of Twisters 

Glen Powell: At age 35, he brings a wealth of experience and star power to the lead role. Known for Top Gun: Maverick and Hidden Figures, Powell is expected to deliver another memorable performance.

Daisy Edgar-Jones: Rising to fame with Normal People, Daisy Edgar-Jones is a prominent addition to the cast. Fans of Edgar-Jones are eager to see her in this high-stakes, action-packed environment.

Katy O’Brian: Known for her roles in The Mandalorian and Z Nation, Katy O’Brian’s inclusion in the cast adds to the film’s dynamic range. Her performances have showcased her versatility and strength as an actress.

Kiernan Shipka: Best known for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka continues to impress with her acting skills. Her role in Twisters is highly anticipated, adding another layer of excitement to the movie.   

Maura Tierney: A seasoned actress with notable roles in ER and The Affair, Maura Tierney brings depth and experience to the ensemble, rounding out a team of formidable actors.

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Twisters - Credit: Universal Pictures
Twisters – Credit: Universal Pictures

The Hollywood Wrap

Glen Powell’s career is a dazzling showcase of versatility and talent. From his breakout roles in films like The Expendables 3 and Ride Along 2 to his highly anticipated lead in Twisters, Powell consistently proves he’s a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. With Lee Isaac Chung’s direction at the forefront and a stellar cast, Twisters promises to be a cinematic spectacle that fans simply can’t afford to miss!

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