Michael Gregory Mizanin, known best by his WWE stage name The Miz, has made a name for himself in the movie industry as Jake Carter, the titular soldier in “The Marine” film franchise. Mizanin has starred in the last three entries in the series, but now the wrestler-turned-actor says he wouldn’t mind getting in on the lucrative comic book movie business. According to Mizanin himself, his ideal role is Booster Gold.
“Obviously, Deadpool is already taken and Ryan Reynolds did an absolutely fantastic job,” Mizanin told Uproxx. “That was always my dream role ever since I saw the video game seven years ago, I was like ‘Oh my god, I want to play this guy!’ But, Ryan Reynolds took it and knocked it out of the park and did an absolutely incredible job, so I can’t fault him at all. But I think anyone would want to do Marvel or DC, maybe WWE can combine with them and do something, but you never know.”
Forced to choose a comic book role aside from the Merc with a Mouth, Mizanin settled on Booster Gold, the showboating time-travelling hero of DC Comics fame. Mizanin didn’t go into greater detail about the role or why he would want to play the character, but said the part “would be pretty fun.”
Mizanin got his television debut on MTV’s “The Real World: Back to New York.” Later, he became a contestant on “Tough Enough,” a series that challenged participants to undergo wrestling-inspired training for a shot at getting a contract with the WWE. Mizanin was the runner-up for the show’s fourth season, but would later go on to host WWE’s “Diva Search” competition and start wrestling on the main roster. Mizanin’s acting career began with a small role in 2012 film “The Campaign.” That same year, he was announced as the star in “The Marine 3: Homefront.”
Created by Dan Jurgens, Booster Gold first debuted in “Booster Gold” #1 in 1986. The character, whose real name is Michael Jon Carter, was born in Gotham in the 25th century. After being expelled from Gotham University, Carter got a job as a night watchman at the Metropolis Space Museum and ended up stealing several powerful artifacts from the museum’s collection. Using these artifacts, like Rip Hunter’s Time Sphere, Carter traveled back to the 20th century and used his knowledge of the future to become a successful businessman and superhero.