Alright, alright, alright! While reporting on today's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 casting news, Variety revealed that Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, True Detective) was pursued for a part in the sequel.
"Marvel and Gunn wanted Matthew McConaughey to play the villain in the superhero sequel, but the actor recently passed, leaving the search for that part still in progress," They report. "Sources say that decision should be made in the coming weeks, as production is expected to begin in early 2016."
McConaughey is one of the few genuine Hollywood superstars that hasn't cashed in on superhero craze. In November of last year, he told IGN he would open to a role in a comic book movie as long as the script and character turned him on.
James Gunn (Slither, Super), director of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, will return to write and direct the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.