Though “Sea of Trees” has not been scoring good reviews out of Cannes, actor Matthew McConaughey remains one of the most in-demand actors out there. One thing the actor has NOT yet tackled though is a comic book adaptation.
In a new interview with Variety from the film festival, the “Magic Mike” and “True Detective” star has revealed that both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures have approached him about appearing in their superhero films:
“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.”
So what would get him onboard such a project?
“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 role McConaughey could go up for is unknown. The actor has been in talks with Warners in recent years over the role of the villain in Josh Boone’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand”. The other month the actor was linked to a film adaptation of the novel “The Billionaire’s Vinegar”.