While it hasn't been officially announced yet, we reported last week that the new Spider-Man is likely Asa Butterfield, who reportedly beat out Tom Holland for the role. While we wait for any confirmation on the new Spidey, another unconfirmed report has surfaced, which claims that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed to play Norman Osborn, a.k.a. Green Goblin. Naturally, this is the first we're hearing about the casting, or about the inclusion of Norman Osborn, since very little is known about the story, except that Marvel and Sony want to bring Peter Parker back to high school.
The news comes just a few days after we reported that Matthew McConaughey is wanted by both Marvel and DC, with the actor himself admitting that he has read scripts from both companies, although he would not divulge which scripts he read. While Marvel is producing the new Spider-Man with Sony, it seems unlikely that a script is already in place, since the studios have yet to announce a writer or director for this project. With that being said, it isn't known if Spider-Man is one of the Marvel scripts that he has read.
While no plot details have been confirmed, it's been rumored that there will be either three or four new Spider-Man movies, each of which will cover one year of high school, although they will reportedly skip the origin story of Peter Parker turning into Spider-Man, with the character already established as the web slinger when the story begins. If these rumors are true, it isn't known if Matthew McConaughey would be asked to sign on for multiple movies as Norman Osborn, or if he will only show up in the first movie before passing the Green Goblin torch over to his son, Harry Osborn, but that is all speculation at this point. What do you think about Matthew McConaughey playing Norman Osborn in Spider-Man? Chime in with your thoughts below.