The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ award-winning actor admits that he is being courted by Marvel and Sony and sources say it’s Spider-Man’s Green Goblin.
It’s not a surprise for an actor like McConaughey to be courted by both Marvel and DC for their respective projects. The DC one is still a secret but the Marvel project is rumored to be the Spider-Man reboot in which he is hoping to play Norman Osborn a.k.a. The Green Goblin.
Nothing is set on stone yet. According to the actor he said the following to Variety:
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…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.
It’s very wise for McConaughey to approach both offers that way. Audiences probably wouldn’t mind Norman Osborn with a heavy Texas drawl.
Source: Point of Geeks