Matthew McConaughey has revealed Marvel Studios had shortlisted him to play the Hulk in one in all its movies.
The star advised he “actually needed” the position of the comedian ebook superhero and advised the studio “I’m sport if you happen to guys are?”.
However the Oscar winner stated he was ultimately turned down by the studio to play Bruce Banner, the scientist who can remodel into Hulk after being uncovered to gamma radiation.
Talking on MTV’s Completely satisfied Unhappy Confused podcast, he revealed: “They stated, ‘No, thanks’.”
Marvel have produced three massive display adaptions of Hulk, together with in 2003 when Eric Bana was forged to play the inexperienced big.
Ed Norton additionally portrayed him in 2008’s The Unimaginable Hulk , and Mark Ruffalo performed the character in 2012’s The Avengers .
It’s not clear which of the movies Marvel had thought of casting Matthew for.
It may very well be potential he might have performed Hulk in The Avengers as this was a interval the place he turned higher identified for his dramatic roles after beforehand showing in romantic comedies like The Wedding ceremony Planner.
McConaughey’s extra dramatic roles embody The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Magic Mike, Killer Joe, Mud, and The Wolf Of Wall Road.
In 2010 the hunky actor, 50, determined that he needed to tackle extra severe roles – which led to him turning down a $14.5m (£11.2m) paycheck.
The star opens up on declining the whooping sum of cash as a way to win components that didn’t see him “chase the lady, fall down, then stand up and at last get her” in his new memoir Greenlights.
In line with IndieWire , the simply maintain livin charity founder admitted that he “loved” starring in “breezy” romantic comedies however after years of being the on-screen stud he needed to strive one thing completely different.
Matthew wrote in his ebook: “The romantic comedies remained my solely constant field workplace hits, which made them my solely constant incoming presents.”
He added: “For me personally, I loved with the ability to give individuals a nitty-minute breezy romantic getaway from the stress of their lives the place they didn’t have to consider something, simply watch the boy chase the lady, fall down, then stand up and at last get her. I had taken the baton from Hugh Grant, and I ran with it.”