Matthew McConaughey linked to Green Goblin role in ‘Spider-Man’ reboot

'Dallas Buyers Club' actor recently revealed he has 'talked about working' with both Marvel and DC

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly being courted to play Norman Osborn a.k.a. Green Goblin in Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man reboot.

The Dallas Buyers Club actor has recently revealed that he has “talked about working” with both Marvel and DC on various projects, but declined to name which ones. “Nothing has been right for me yet,” he said. “But I’m sure open to it.”

Now he is being linked to the next Spider-Man film, which is set for release on July 28, 2017. Following a landmark deal made between Sony Pictures and Marvel in February, Marvel’s president Kevin Feige will serve as a producer on one of Sony’s Spider-Man films for the first time, working alongside Sony’s Amy Pascal, a veteran of the studio’s Spider-Man movies.

Point of Geeks reports that Marvel and Sony have “targeted” McConaughey to play iconic supervillain Green Goblin, who has previously been played on screen by actors including Willem Dafoe and Chris Cooper.

The McConaughey rumours follow reports that Asa Butterfield, the 18-year-old English actor known for his roles in Hugo and Ender’s Game, is in talks to star as Spider-Man. Kevin Feige revealed last month (April) that the new Spider-Man will be a “15 or 16 year old” Peter Parker. Butterfield is said to be frontrunner among five up-and-coming young actors being considered for the role, though apparently “nothing is set in stone”.