Both DC Comics and Marvel have an ever-expanding slate of movies coming up in their near future. Both Studios are working from an announced schedule, with Marvel set to release 11 more movies between now and 2020, with more to possibly be announced before the end of the decade. And DC is trying to catch up, with a planned 10 movies over the course of the next five years. And there will surely be more coming all throughout the roaring 20s. Every major actor in Hollywood is likely to be approached for one of these upcoming movies at some point in time, and Matthew McConaughey is no exception. In a recent interview, the actor, who has been on a role lately, revealed in an interview that he has engaged in secret talks with both Marvel and DC. Though, which projects have been discussed is not made known. The actor says:
"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."
Matthew McConaughey goes onto discuss the actually probability of him joining a superhero project. He certainly doesn't want to say no to the option. And he was at one time rumored for Doctor Strange, a movie that eventually went with Benedict Cumberbatch after quite a few casting snafus. About being convinced to join the MCU or DCU he explains:
"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.
"Part of it was scheduling. I did the first one. Dallas was Dallas. He's a lightning rod. I didn't see how he would or should return. I never could crack that nut. And so I wanted to make it work, but it just didn't work out."
Do you think there is a Marvel or DC role that is perfect for Matthew McConaughey? Both studios currently have their main leads leading up to 2020, but there are plenty of incoming characters that we don't know about yet. And DC has not yet made a finally casting decision on the Green Lantern (Reboot), though that seems unlikely.