Earlier today, we learned that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added a new actress to the cast, but there was also some more news that came out of this report. Marvel has been looking for someone to play the villain role, which is currently unknown, but it appears their top choice has moved on.
Variety reported that Matthew McConaughey recently passed on the role of the big bad in Guardians 2, but that a new choice could happen soon with production beginning early next year.
There are a lot of possibilities for the role, most notably Adam Warlock or Star-Lord’s father. Personally, McConaughey as an older Warlock has been something I’ve wanted since those early rumors that Marvel had met with him.
Getting an actor of McConaughey’s caliber should show just how big a role this could be moving forward. Now if only we could know who else Marvel is looking at for the role.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters May 5, 2017.