Matthew McConaughey has come near becoming a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe earlier than, and was provided the position of Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, however he turned it down and the half was ultimately stuffed by Kurt Russell. There’s been rumors linking the Academy Award winner to quite a few characters on the planet’s largest franchise over time, however up to now he’s but to board the MCU.
A variety of that may be all the way down to bitter grapes, after McConaughey admitted in a latest interview that he actually wished to play the Hulk, however he was rejected by Marvel. Though the 50 year-old didn’t reveal many extra particulars aside from sure or no solutions, he was an enormous fan of the Lou Ferrigno TV present when he was rising up, and at all times wished to play Bruce Banner on the large display screen.
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McConaughey doesn’t reveal which mission in query he was turned down for, though it may conceivably be all three live-action variations of the gamma-radiated superhero provided that he’s been an everyday fixture in Hollywood for over 1 / 4 of a century. Ang Lee’s misguided 2003 effort noticed Eric Bana because the title hero, whereas Edward Norton donned the purple shorts for The Unimaginable Hulk earlier than being dropped after one film and changed by Mark Ruffalo beginning with The Avengers.
There’s no denying that Matthew McConaughey is an outstanding actor, however he feels all flawed for the Hulk. Bruce Banner is usually depicted as a shy and introverted character, one thing that doesn’t actually go well with the previous rom-com staple’s boundless power and charisma. Think about Avengers: Endgame‘s Good Hulk however with McConaughey’s unmistakable Southern drawl and also you’ll get an image of why it was in all probability for the perfect that he was knocked again by Marvel.