During an interview with Variety, the 45-year-old actor revealed that he’s already been linked to several comic book roles… but just hasn’t found the right fit.
“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,” he said. “Yeah, I’ve circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it.”
But could he be convinced to take the plunge?
“It’s very simple for me,” he added. “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’.”
Obviously, comic book movies tend to require a very different kind of commitment. After all, when you’ve signed on as a major superhero, it’s not just one film anymore. You’re part of a franchise, and that means a lot more work than usual…
“I would also look at something like that and say, ‘Hey, in success that means you are on the train for a while’,” he added. “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.”
But thankfully, it looks as though McConaughey hasn’t ruled it out just yet… and we could still see him appear in his very own comic book movie.
But which classic comic book character could he play?
It’s not surprising that he’s already been the subject of much fan-casting. And the popular opinion? That he’d make a great Adam Warlock. Genetically engineered to be the ‘perfect’ human, Adam Warlock is so much more…
Of course, he’s also tied to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. But whether or not the classic Marvel character will appear, remains to be seen.
Let’s just hope they consider Matthew McConaughey for the role.
Do you think Matthew McConaughey would make a good Adam Warlock? Which comic book hero would you like to see him play? Let us know in the comments below…