Matthew McConaughey took a break from shooting the Civil War film The Free State of Jones to head to the Cannes Film Festival for the Saturday premiere of Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees. Variety caught up with the actor and discussed the possibility of the McConaissance venturing into superhero territory for a role in either a Marvel or DC 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 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.
McConaughey further explained what would make a role in a big budget superhero film right for him and it comes down to the script, the opportunity, and the money:
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.
If the actor ever did decide to take on a role in a movie such as the ones currently in the pipeline for Marvel or DC, my bet is he’d be a villain. What do you think, Internet? Which comic book movie should Matthew McConaughey be in and who should he play? Let’s cast this thing!