In a new interview with Variety prior to the Cannes premiere of his new movie Sea of Tress, Matthew McConaughey revealed he’s “circled” some roles in DC and/or Marvel films, and remains open to eventually joining one of the two major comic book movies universes.
“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 you what they are — or were,“ he revealed, asked if he’s ever consider being in a superhero movie. “Yeah, I’ve circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I’m sure open to it.”
Asked what would convince him to jump in, he replied:
“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.”