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Matthew McConaughey confirms DC and Marvel have talked to him about roles…

May 17th, 2015 by Marc 2 Comments

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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?

Source: Comingsoon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • David Savage

    I can see him as a villain or anti-hero for sure. But who? I’m not sure.

  • Neil Shaplin

    Little bit left-field, and neither Marvel nor DC, but I could just see him as Preacher’s Jesse Custer…

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