If you were clinging to the rumor that Will Smith is in talks to play Captain America in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, you can let go now.
The same goes for those who bought in to the earlier gossip about Matthew McConaughey. All three of you.
MTV’s Splash Page, which tends to fuel casting rumors one day before striking them down the next, gets the definitive word from the two actors: Smith says he hasn’t been talking to Marvel, and isn’t interested in playing the Sentinel of Liberty. And while McConaughey thinks Captain America is “a super cool name,” he hasn’t heared a peep from the studio.
However — here comes the birth of another rumor! — he tells Splash Page that he was a big fan of The Incredible Hulk television series. Cue speculation that McConaughey is in talks to star in the next Hulk movie.
But will there be another Hulk movie? What about an appearance by Bruce Banner in The Avengers? Don’t ask star (and screenwriter) Edward Norton.
“The minds of Marvel are sometimes opaque,” he tells Splash Page. “I won’t say [they're] obtuse, but I don’t have any idea what they want to do.”