Actor Matthew McConaughey recently told Variety that he has spoken with both DC Entertainment and Marvel Studios about various superhero and anti-hero roles, but admits that while it’s all very intriguing he needs the right script and character to be presented before he ties himself down to one role for so long.
Would you ever consider being in a superhero movie?
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 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.
What would convince you?
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.
Which DC comics character could you see him play? I would love to see him as Steve Trevor.
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