Few could imagine being apart of Hollywood and have their own place among the stars. But others are so accustomed to the glitz and glamor they can pick and choose what roles suit them. Matthew McConaughey is clearly in demand following his renaissance via flicks like The Lincoln Lawyer, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and Interstellar. Now the man who previously agreed to take part in Fool's Gold and Failure to Launch has turned down a major Marvel movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is one of the most highly anticipated sequels of its kind. And, when it makes a debut come May 5, the crowds will flock in their millions. McConaughey however has stayed true to his recent form by sticking to his artistic vision as opposed to his bank balance. Instead opting for the picture The Dark Tower.
Matt Doesn't Want To Be Another Piece of Furniture
Giving an open and honest account of his thought process leading into the offer to work alongside Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell and co, McConaughey outlined to Playboy why he thought it would be a poor fit to join in the blockbuster.
“I like Guardians of the Galaxy," started McConaughey. "But what I saw was ‘It’s successful, and now we’ve got room to make a colorful part for another big-name actor.’ I’d feel like an amendment."
This refreshing approach from a formerly maligned actor is in stark contrast to a man who was typecast as a rom-com specialist. Always looking glamorous but never really providing anything of substance.
TDT Pits McConaughey v Idris Elba
Despite the tremendous prospect of seeing him join the ensemble, McConaughey will link up with another Marvel actor via England's own Idris Elba. The Thor star is part of his new feature as he talked about what drew him to this production.
"The Dark Tower script was well written, I like the director (Nikolaj Arcel) and his take on it, and I can be the creator, the author of the Man in Black— a.k.a. the Devil —in my version of this Stephen King novel," said McConaughey. "We’ve done the first one. It’s a fantastic thriller that takes place in another realm, an alternate universe, but it’s very much grounded. For instance, the gunslinger’s weapon isn’t a lightsaber or something; it’s a pistol. I enjoyed approaching my character as if I were the Devil having a good time, getting turned on by exposing human hypocrisies wherever he finds them.”
The Dark Tower will be released July 28, 2017.