Both Marvel and DC have been known to set their sights on some big name stars for roles in their respective cinematic universes. There’s one actor, however, that both companies have courted but have yet to land: Matthew McConaughey.
In an interview with Variety about his new film, “Sea of Trees,” the Oscar-winning actor was discussing how Hollywood doesn’t like making mid-budget, original-idea films anymore, instead chasing profit on “huge tentpole action” films. When asked if he would ever consider working on one of these superhero movies, McConaughey replied, “I’ve read some Marvel and DC scripts and I’ve talked about working with them on some scripts, none of which I’ll share with with you what they are — or were. Yeah, I’ve circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it.”
Though he wasn’t forthcoming about which characters he has read for, he did expand on what he’d look for in taking on a comic book role. He said that it starts with the script and the money, but it really comes down to longevity. “[Sure, it’s] the possibility of going, ‘Hey you can get on a train and it can be a franchise and you could do 3, 4, 5, and have a great time as some kind of superhero or anti-hero.’ But I would also look at something like that and say, ‘Hey, in success that means you are on the train for a while.’ Contractually, you’re going to return to the character over and over. It’s something I asked myself is it something I’d want to return to. Would I be excited to go back and put the shoes on the character again? Going and doing the press tour with that group of people again? I always ask myself those questions again. It starts with the story and character.”
McConaughey has become one of the most respected actors of his generation, and either comic universe would be lucky to have him. So who do you think he’d be best suited for? Sound off in the comments section below.
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