Matthew McConaughey Has Read DC And Marvel Scripts, Eyed For Norman Osborn In ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot?

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Matthew McConaughey may just about be at the top of his game right now having reached new career heights in his recent performances, most notably in Dallas Buyer’s Club which won the “Alright” actor an Academy Award . But, much like our favourite neighbourhood web-slinger, McConaughey has had his ups and downs over the last 15 years, finding success in the early 2000s only to be brought down a few years later, after trying to make the transition from rom-com to action star. Fast forward to the present, however, and it comes as no surprise big bucks, Superhero loving studios DC and Marvel would want to entice yet another A-list talent such McConaughney into their ranks..

When asked about making an appearance in a comic book film, McConaughey had this to say:

“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.”

Well according to the latest Spider-Man rumours, he may already be being eyed by Marvel for the role of rich scientist and Oscorp founder Harry Osborn, who in the comics (and the very first Spidey film) became the Green Goblin. The news comes from The Hashtag Show which has provided correct information in the past surrounding Avengers: Age of Ultron deaths.

Check out the supposed scoop below:

Now while it’s important to bare in mind this is just a rumour it wouldn’t be surprising if Marvel/Sony plan to utilize the character for bigger and better things. Unlike previous incarnations in the movies, Osborn could be a very influential figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, calling shots, and giving not just Peter Parker but a significant number of the Avengers team a big threat to deal with.

Are you up for seeing Matthew McConaughey in a comic book movie? Do you think Norman Osborn would be a good fit?


You can expect to see Spider-Man back on the big screen alongside the Avengers for the first time in Captain America: Civil War April 29th, 2016 and for his own solo film, yet to be named, currently scheduled for July 28th, 2017.

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