Maverick Star uses viral AI trend for bizarre new headshots

Danny Ramirez, who played the pilot Fanboy in the hit legacy sequel Top Gun: Maverick, uses the viral AI art service to create brand new headshots.

Top Gun: Maverick Star Danny Ramirez is jumping on the viral trend of having an AI create artwork to create a series of weird new headshots. Ramirez played newly minted pilot Fanboy in the Legacy sequel, which premiered May 27 and quickly became the highest-grossing domestic film of the year. Fanboy is among a cast of new pilots that also includes Rooster (Miles Teller), Hangman (Glen Powell), Phoenix (Monica Barbaro), and Bob (Lewis Pullman), all of whom will be trained through their return top gun Hotshot Maverick (Tom Cruise) for an important new mission.


On his official Twitter account Ramirez posts a set of four AI-generated avatars and imagines which projects the headshots might work best for. The first is a stark black-and-white image on a red background, which he says would work for lively satire triangle of sadness, while the second is a more moody shot that he thinks could be used to play Zoro. The third is where things get weird as it appears his shirt and flesh have fused into a peculiar optical illusion. He suggests that it is best to go to a “psychedelic love thriller‘ but the last one delivers a high-fantasy look with flowing curls that he thinks might fit into the world of That Lord of the rings. Check out his post below:

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How else do you know Danny Ramirez?

Falcon and Winter Soldier Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres

While Top Gun: Maverick was certainly the most famous project Ramirez has participated in so far, his star has been rising in recent years. His career began in 2015 when he started guest-starring on TV series like Netflix’s Orange is the new black, Blind spotand The affair. He soon switched to a mix of film and television, taking on roles in the 2018 action film nation of assassination and the 2020 musical remake Valley Girl.

By far his other most prominent role of late is another military figure. He portrayed rookie Air Force First Lieutenant Joaquin Torres in the 2021 Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, accompanies the Falcon Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) on various missions to track down and defeat the group known as the Flag Smashers. When Wilson finally took on the mantle of Captain America, Torres was gifted his Falcon suit. Ramirez will reprise his role as Torres in the upcoming MCU Phase 5 film Captain America: New World Orderplays the new Falcon alongside Wilson’s Captain America.

What’s next for Danny Ramirez after Top Gun: Maverick?

Top Gun Maverick fanboy Danny Ramirez

Even though Captain America: New World Order is poised to be the biggest project on the horizon for them Top Gun: Maverick Star, Ramirez has a few others in the works. That includes another Air Force-related movie, the upcoming Emilia Jones movie winner, which also stars Connie Britton, Kathryn Newton and Zach Galifianakis. He will also appear in the LGBTQ+ love triangle drama chestnutwho also stars stranger things“Natalia Farber.

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