Matthew McConaughey has become something of a legend in recent years and, adding to his legend, it seems the actor is sought not just by Marvel but by DC too…
Chatting to Variety, the actor was asked if, in the current climate, he’d ever consider being a superhero and his response was very, very interesting: “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.”
Going on, the actor talks about what he’d need to sign up for a cape: “It’s very simple for me. I look at the script. Is the opportunity exciting? Is the money that comes with it exciting? Sure. Is it 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.”
It’s interesting because, to my memory anyway, McConaughey hasn’t been attached to any roles with either studio, so let’s open the floodgates… who would you like to see him play?