Matthew McConaughey Turned Down Villain Role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 9:53AM
Marvel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 9:53AM
Matthew McConaughey Turned Down Villain Role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Marvel has been casting extremely high-profile names in their films recently, and it seems like every actor and actress in Hollywood is vying for a superhero role. But as it turns out, not every prestigious actor wants to be in the Marvel business, as Variety reports that Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey recently turned down the villain role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.

There's no word on McConaughey's reasoning for turning down the role, although it makes sense that he wouldn't necessarily want to commit to a multi-picture deal when his career is at an all-time high. He also might just be too busy, as he has four films coming out in 2016, which is when Guardians of the Galaxy will start filming.

We still don't know who the villain of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be, although it's probably safe to say that he will be associated with Thanos in some way. We won't get to see McConaughey play the part, but it's exciting to know that Marvel and James Gunn are seeking actors of his caliber. Maybe they'll ask Woody Harrelson next?

Variety also reports that relative newcomer Pom Klementieff has joined the film in an as-yet-undisclosed role. Nothing is known about the part, except that it "called for an Asian actress," which hopefully does not just mean that it has stereotypical elements like martial artistry. She is better known to Korean audiences, but in the U.S. is best known for playing Sharlto Copley's henchwoman in the remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is slated to come out in theaters on May 5, 2017.
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