Matthew McConaughey has been in the industry for a while now, but has really made his presence known in the public consciousness as an Oscar-caliber actor within the last five years or so; the dawn of the “McConaissance” so to speak. Now at the pinnacle of his
career, the 46 year old actor has been courted by both Marvel Studios as well as DC/Warner Bros. to play roles in their superhero genre films.
When asked about the likelihood of signing onto such films, McConaughey stated that it all comes down to the script and the character. Admittedly, the highly sought after talent has claimed that he would be open to an opportunity if one came along that sounded appealing enough.
At the end of the day, it's just as important to find the right fit between character and actor as it is to add talent, and McConaughey has proven to be a quality supporting character – his role as Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street – as well as an excellent lead; his performances in films such as Mud, Interstellar, and Dallas Buyers Club prove as much. We think he has the gravitas to take on a number of roles in the DCEU, and it could be great to see him playing a villain for a change.