McConaughey Is Captain America?

Matthew McConaughey is rumored to be the front runner for Marvel’s early 2011 superhero project “The First Avenger: Captain America” reports Cinema Blend.

The character’s real name is Steve Rogers, a sickly young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort during the Second World War.

The character remains one of the few of Marvel’s most popular characters yet to have been turned into a feature film (not including the odious 1990 low-budget direct-to-video feature). In many ways it still faces much difficulty due to the nature of the uber-patriotic character in a modern post-Iraq world which has become far more critical of America’s involvement on the global stage than ever before.

The solution seems to be repositioning the character and placing the emphasis on his role as the leader of ‘The Avengers’. The character will team up with Iron Man, Hulk and Thor in that film opening a few weeks later in July 2011.