ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

It's endearing today to see a vast amount of star names that have latched onto or at least courted the idea of jumping aboard the supermovie train.

We've seen Academy Award winners, nominees and proud recipients of various other illustrious prizes take up the mantle of hero, villain or bystander and run with them through many an epic cinematic comic-book adventure.

But out of the many names to have been lauded by Marvel, DC and their various fandoms, one performer has had a glimpse through the bay windows of the halls of giants, but still hasn't managed to walk through either of their entrances: Matthew McConaughey.

The Academy Award winning actor has read scripts for different Marvel and DC projects, and been in contacts with execs about making said projects, but for some reason they had never worked out for him.

Reign of Fire
Reign of Fire

While taking some time to promote his new feature Sea of Trees, McConaughey waxed lyrical as to what would convince him to try his hand at supermovies:

"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."

What do you make of that?

I believe it would be a great honor to have the chance to pull on the costume of one of the most beloved characters in pop culture, and immerse yourself in one of the most driven and outspoken communities in the world.

But being contractually tied down to a franchise would leave little room for chasing indie or mid-level passion projects.


Just saying...
Just saying...

So that leaves the question: what Marvel or DC project would you like to see McConaughey join? Do supermovies even need him?

What do you think?

(Source: Variety)


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