Matthew McConaughey is … Captain America???

Before we get to the potentially ridiculous news of Matthew McConaughey even being considered to play the role of Captain America in Marvel’s upcoming “The First Avenger: Captain America”, let me just say this: if not for Marvel Studios, who are still not yet fully entrenched in the ways of Hollywood, I don’t think a Captain America movie would have been possible. Hollywood just doesn’t have the stomach to promote America in a good light, and let’s face it, a Captain America movie would do just that. So Thank God for Marvel, because even if the world can’t get behind a Captain America movie, Americans will still go see this thing in droves.

And now, on to the rumor that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed for Captain America via the boys over at Cinema Blend:

One of our long time scoopers dropped us a message tonight to let me know that Matthew McConaughey may be one of Marvel’s leading candidates to slip into Cap’s red white and blue underpants. Our source is a reliable one, but at this point it’s still very early and he’s only one of the actor’s they are considering for the role.

Oftentimes shirtless, narcissistic hippie slacker to play patriotic, uber American Captain America? The horror, the horror…

Matthew McConaughey as Captain America?