Four superheroes Matthew McConaughey should play
“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.”
Good news, Matthew. We came up with a list of four superhero franchises off the top of our heads that you could possibly head. No, you're welcome. They are as follows.
Swamp Thing/Alec Holland
Alec Holland (and his wife Linda) invent a Bio-Restorative Formula in their home of Houma, Louisiana in order to solve the world’s food shortage problem. However, as with all science in comic book films, things go awry. Alec is knocked out by hired goons, and only awakens as his lab explodes dousing him in the formula casusing him to rush into the nearest swamp. He then later emerges as the Swamp Thing, and becomes an Earth elemental and defender of "the green."
Swamp Thing's got a couple of things going for it. He's Southern, he posseses a skill-set we really haven't seen in the way of recent superhero films (plant manipulation) and an eco-conscious message. Granted, we haven't seen Swamp Thing since the admittedly awful 1982 cinematic version of the character, but we've improved a long ways in both practical effects and CGI that we're confident McConaughey could play it off. Also there's freaky plant sex.
Animal Man/Bernhard "Buddy" Baker
Admittedly another C-lister (sorry, they all can't be Batmans or Captain Americas), Buddy Baker is an unconventional but inspired choice. Baker's an everyman figure in the DC-universe who just so happens to be able to "borrow" the abilities of nearby animals thanks to having one close enocunter with an alien spaceship. He's a family man, a vegetarian, a defender of animal rights, and fighter of eco-terrorists, which aligns with McConaughey's hippy-dippy point of view. Just keep livin, y'all.
Booster Gold/Michael Jon Carter
Booster Gold is a modern-day superhero. Born in the 25th Century, Gotham, Carter was a star quarterback who got caught betting on his own games. His reputation tarnished, Carter then stole a super suit, and traveled back into the past (our present) and used his knowledge of future events prevent disasters and make himself a superhero du jour.
Somewhere along the way while parlaying his newfound fame into sponsorships and promotions, he learns responsibility and to respect the sanctity of our timeline. Not an easy lesson for an attention-seeking time-traveler.
Resurrection Man/Mitch Shelley
Mitch Shelley's a Southern Carolina lawyer with a twist. He's immortal. Even crazier is that everytime he's "revived," he develops a brand new superpower depending on the circumstances of his death. Shelley's Resurrection Man has the potential of being an incredible heavy-hitter in the DC movie universe depending on "how right" his next revival is. This one's basically shooting fish in a barrel for McConaughey, as the character's Southern, he's played lawyers before, and depending on who pens the screenplay, there could be an incredible range of skillsets to play with.
Now that we’ve done all the work for you, someone give us an executive producer credit, and our bags of money please.
Studios, are you listening?