Matthew McConaughey within the MCU? The Iconic Villain Fans Want Him to Play

by Jeremy Spirogis
Matthew McConaughey

Fans have fervently wished for John Krasinski and Emily Blunt not simply to be husband and spouse in actual life, however to have them play the last word tremendous husband and spouse group, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman, each time the Marvel Cinematic Universe will get round to their model of The Fantastic Four. However, they’re simply considered one of many dream castings followers take note of.

Matthew McConaughey is thought for taking part in laconic, laid-back characters, significantly along with his immortal catchphrase, “all right” in triplicate.

However, Marvel followers have him in thoughts for a personality who just isn’t precisely laid again – Norman Osborne, also referred to as The Green Goblin.

Who is Norman Osborne?

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In the comics, Norman Osborne is an industrialist who turns into the tremendous villain the Green Goblin after he’s uncovered to chemical compounds that improve his bodily skills but in addition make him demented. He is extensively thought-about considered one of Spider-Man’s prime villains, not least as a result of his character killed Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker’s girlfriend. Complicating issues is the truth that Norman’s son Harry is Peter’s finest friend. 

So iconic is the character that he was chosen because the villain within the first Spider-Man film with Tobey Maguire. Willem Dafoe memorably took on the function, emphasizing Norman’s fractured character.

After being killed on the finish of that first film, the Goblin has not been seen on the massive display screen once more, besides within the types adopted by James Franco’s Harry Osborne and Dane DeHaan’s tackle the character in The Amazing Spider-Man. 

Although it isn’t recognized when or if Norman Osborne would seem alongside Tom Holland within the MCU, there have been indicators that the MCU is prepared to co-opt characters that appeared within the Sony films, corresponding to JK Simmons’ reprisal of J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

If nothing else, he might seem within the Sony Marvel films that don’t contain the MCU.

Would Matthew McConaughey make an excellent Green Goblin? 

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Screen Rant‘s roundup of fan castings says of McConaughey, “He’s ruthless and dangerously intelligent, but he’s able to get away with some seriously evil acts right in front of the public eye because he’s so charming and wealthy. Matthew McConaughey could definitely bring out all of those aspects of Stormin’ Norman’s personality.”

While McConaughey little question has the talent to play the character, he normally performs protagonists who’re at worst, rakish rascals – he’s normally extra of a captivating rogue akin to Han Solo. Even his amoral stockbroker in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has a attraction to him.

That’s to not say the actor wouldn’t be up a change of tempo, however an out-and-out villain might not play to his strengths. 

One of the few occasions McConaughey has performed a villain or has been in a franchise-type film was when he performed – many have mentioned overplayed – the villain Walter in The Dark Tower, an enormous display screen adaptation of the Stephen King sequence of books.

That movie was usually seen as a misfire, however who’s to say a captivating Norman Osborne couldn’t spark a second McConaissance? 

What different castings have followers dreamed up?

Besides McConaughey, and the standard suspects of Krasinski and Blunt, the Screen Rant listing has 30 whole solutions, together with Scott Eastwood as Wolverine, Emma Stone as Spider-Woman (a venture that’s reportedly underway, albeit not with Stone) and Joe Manganiello as Kraven the Hunter, extensively rumored to be the villain within the third Spider-Man film with Tom Holland. 

The listing does typically change up the talked-about fan castings. Anna Kendrick herself has talked about desirous to be Squirrel Girl, however they recommend Hailee Steinfeld could be a greater match, regardless that she has been talked as much as play Kate Bishop within the Hawkeye sequence.

For that matter, Screen Rant suggests  Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why ought to be Kate Bishop, whereas Kendrick might play Rogue.

Although the listing just isn’t ranked, the selection it saves for final is Vin Diesel as The Thing. That could be most enjoyable if Diesel might play reverse himself with Groot. 

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