Matthew McConaughey Wished to Play Hulk However Claims Marvel Handed on Him

In a brand new interview, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey mentioned Marvel rejected him when he requested to play the Hulk.Talking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (by way of /Film) beginning on the 39:00 mark, McConaughey and host Josh Horowitz get on the subject of the ’70s Hulk TV sequence starring Lou Ferrigno when Horowitz notes to McConaughey that the actor by no means acquired the prospect to play the Hulk. McConaughey replied that he was personally up for it and even had communication with Marvel at one level.

“They mentioned, ‘No, thanks,'” McConaughey mentioned.

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It wasn’t made clear at what level McConaughey had the dialog with Marvel. Mark Ruffalo was announced to be the new live-action Hulk actor at Comic-Con 2010 and he has had the position ever since. He changed Edward Norton, who starred in the one solo Hulk film within the MCU, The Incredible Hulk, in 2008.

Through the podcast dialog, McConaughey amused concerning the music from the Ferrigno present and the “large, metal oxygen tanks.”

“Keep in mind, each episode, did he throw a kind of large, metal oxygen tanks,” McConaughey mentioned chuckling. “They confirmed up in each scene, did not they?” After a full chortle, McConaughey mentioned, “Lou Ferrigno, thanks.”

A Visible Historical past of Hulk

Ferrigno used to provide his voice for the Hulk in the MCU beginning within the 2008 solo film and up through the second Avengers movie. Ruffalo took over the voice beginning with Thor: Ragnarok, however he paid credit score to Ferrigno throughout press for the Thor sequel.

“That’s who I watched taking part in the Hulk rising up,” Ruffalo mentioned to Yahoo in 2017. “[The voice is] undoubtedly a nod to you, Lou. You influenced that.”

Ferrigno criticized the Hulk in Ragnarok for having an excessive amount of dialogue when he is hulking out. Ferrigno also took issue with the Hulk in Avengers: Endgame and mentioned the Hulk wasn’t “hideous” sufficient. Think about what Ferrigno would have mentioned if McConaughey was used for the Hulk’s movement seize.
As for the way forward for the Hulk within the MCU, Ruffalo said there’s been conversations about showing up in the She-Hulk series on Disney+.

McConaughey appeared earlier this yr in theaters in The Gents from director Man Ritchie. IGN’s review of The Gentlemen mentioned, “there’s no excessive to be discovered from this new Man Ritchie joint” and gave the film a 4 out of 10.

Petey Oneto is a contract author for IGN who thought The Gents was really fairly good.

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