CinemaBlend is reporting that Matthew McConaughey is Marvel Studio’s top choice to play the lead role in Captain America, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 6th 2011. I’m sure that a contract has not-yet-been-signed, especially considering the project was only officially announced yesterday morning. What this all means is that nothing is set in stone.
McConaughey has been one of the names that have constantly popped up in fan polls over the last few years. He certainly has the physique and look to pull off the role. I’m convinced that Marvel will almost certainly have to update the look of the Captain America costume if they expect the character to be taken seriously.
Discuss: What do you think of Matthew McConaughey as Captain America?