Rumor Patrol: Matthew McConaughey as Captain America?

Matthew McConaughey as Captain America

I have heard some doozies in my day, but this one might just take the cake. Our friends over at Cinema Blend have it on high that Matthew McConaughey, king of bedding hot babes, not bathing and surviving with little to no acting talent, may be on the top of Marvel’s short-list of candidates to step into the role of Captain America. The studio announced yesterday that The First Avenger: Captain America (working title) was on the board for a May 6, 2011 release date with the full on Avengers movie right behind it, hitting theaters in July 2011.

This would mean that whoever scores the role of the All-American hero would be shooting two flicks right in a row, and with all of his pot-smoking antics and the aforementioned celebutant bedding, I’m just not sure that Mr. McConaughey has the time. He has also been rumored to be involved with the upcoming Magnum P.I. adaptation, a role that suits him far better than Captain America.

Having never been a Captain America fan myself, it is hard to say whether McConaughey is the man for the job or not — my favorite superhero took his big screen bow last weekend, and that casting was right on. With that in mind, I would be inclined to trust the brain-trust over at Marvel. Should they take McConaughey as their Captain America, I will be on board until I can convince myself otherwise. It is similar to the first time we heard that Heath Ledger was going to play The Joker in The Dark Knight — you just never know what is going to happen, so you have to trust in the people who are making the film and hope that they are smarter than the rest of us. And after seeing Iron Man, I’m sure we can all agree that Kevin Feige and the folks at Marvel know a little bit about making a good movie.

Of course, this is still in the rumor stage, so we shouldn’t spend too much time on it. In fact, lets move on to who you think would be the perfect fit for Captain America. My vote: Dodgeball star Brandon Molale.

While you are arguing amongst yourselves, please also enjoy the following video (NSFW):

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