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Entertainment Matthew McConaughey wanted to be the Hulk, but Marvel said no

18:40  06 november  2020
18:40  06 november  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Matthew McConaughey says that he asked Marvel about portraying the Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, only for the studio to turn him down. This was the period when McConaughey stopped appearing in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and

© Provided by INSIDER Matthew McConaughey wanted to be The Incredible Hulk . Matthew McConaughey has revealed that Marvel turned his offer to play the Hulk . The 50-year-old actor explained during an interview on the "Happy Sad Confused podcast" with Josh Horowitz that he has

Marvel superhero the Hulk is now synonymous with Mark Ruffalo (sorry, Edward Norton), but in a parallel universe, the role of Bruce Banner could have gone to another actor entirely.

a sculpture of a person: Matthew McConaughey has claimed that he offered to take on the role of Bruce Banner / the Hulk, but Marvel turned him down. Mark Ruffalo currently plays Hulk. © Marvel Studios - Disney Matthew McConaughey has claimed that he offered to take on the role of Bruce Banner / the Hulk, but Marvel turned him down. Mark Ruffalo currently plays Hulk.

In news that is not at all alright, alright, alright, Oscar winner and comeback king Matthew McConaughey has revealed that he once threw his "hat in the ring" for the role of Bruce Banner. Unfortunately for him, Marvel turned down his offer.

We're guessing this was before the whole McConaissance thing, then.

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Edward Norton played The Incredible Hulk when the big guy was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But after some creative clashing with Marvel Studios, by the time The Avengers came around, Mark Ruffalo was brought in to replace him. But if Matthew McConaughey had his way

While speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast about the Incredible Hulk TV series, Matthew admitted that he "never got the chance" to play the popular Marvel character (via NME).

Matthew McConaughey wearing a suit and tie © Getty Images Matthew McConaughey

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"I wanted it," he added, before confirming that he told Marvel 'I'm game if you guys are', which they were not. "They said, 'No, thank you'", Matthew recalled.

While we're unsure which iteration of the Hulk it is that Matthew never got to play, we do know that there is only one Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it stands.

That version belongs to one Mark Ruffalo, who revealed earlier this year that he has an idea for a solo Hulk movie – despite there being no plans for one.

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Matthew McConaughey reveals he was interested in playing Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Marvel turned him down. He approached Marvel after Edward Norton departed from the character. “ Wanted it,” McConaughey said , before explaining that Marvel rejected him with a “No

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a man standing in a kitchen: Avengers: Endgame, Hulk, Mark Ruffolo © Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame, Hulk, Mark Ruffolo

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"There's an idea that I think could be really interesting," he explained. "We've never really followed him into his life. He's always kind of off on the side. He's like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers.

"It'd be interesting to fill in all the blanks about what happened to him in between all these movies."

Avengers: Endgame is out now on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D, 4K and digital download, and is available on Disney+.

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