Matthew McConaughey is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, and it's learned the Oscar-award winning actor was up for roles to play Doctor Strange and a role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (assumed to be Ego The Living Planet, being played by Kurt Russell).
Matthew McConaughey fills in Playboy.com revealing why he passed on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy 2:
I like Guardians of the Galaxy, 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.
Matthew McConaughey does happen to be starring in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower along with Idris Elba:
The Dark Tower script was well written, I like the director 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. 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" has a July 28, 2017 release directed by Nikolaj Arcel also starring Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee and Jackie Earle Haley.