It wasn’t too long ago that Matthew McConaughey proclaimed that he was open to the idea of joining the cinematic universes of Marvel and/or DC, but only if he was offered a suitable character.

Now, it seems like his wish has been granted.

Source: LA Times
Source: LA Times

According to That Hashtag Show, an inside source at Marvel claimed that both Marvel and Sony Pictures are eyeing McConaughey to join the reboot of “Spider-Man” as the famed villain, Norman Osborn.


In the comic books, Osborn is the head of Oscorp and father of Peter Parker‘s (aka Spider-Man) ex-best friend, Harry Osborn. He took a highly powerful drug which heightened his senses, but drove him to insanity. The formula also caused him to assume his alter-ego, the frequent Spider-Man antagonist Green Goblin.

Source: Flickering Myth
Source: Flickering Myth

This report came on heels on his recent interview with Variety, in which he expressed his opinion on the possibility of him joining the world of on-screen superheroes.

We quote:

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.

The actor also conveyed his brief encounters with the executives of the studios:

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.

However, “That Hashtag Show” explained that if McConaughey were to join the cast of “Spider-Man”, there is a possibility that he will not be playing the role of Green Goblin.

Watch the video here:


The “Spider-Man” reboot is currently untitled and not much details have been revealed. 5 young up-and-coming actors, including Nat Wolff and Tom Holland, have been shortlisted to star in the titular role. However, various insiders stated that Asa Butterfield will most likely be the one to play the web slinger as he emerged as the top favourite.

No director has been attached to helm the reboot, but it is slated for release on 28th July 2017.

(Sources: Screen Rant, Variety)

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