Matthew McConaughey Warming Up To 'Captain America' Role?

Matthew McConaugheyThough he hasn’t seen a script yet, Matthew McConaughey seems to have changed his tune regarding a potential role in the “Captain America” film.

Late last year, McConaughey didn’t seem to know who “Captain America” was, much less have an interest in playing him, but repeated mentions of his name with that of the patriotic leader of The Avengers may have sent the “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” star to the back-issue bin.

“It sounds fun,” McConaughey told MTV News, admitting that, so far, no script has come his way.

McConaughey has long been a fan-favorite choice for the role and his name is now being tossed around with other rumored-contenders Channing Tatum and John Cena.

One person fully behind McConaughey as Cap is his “Girlfriends Past” co-star (and former "Elektra" and "Daredevil" star) Jennifer Garner.

“You would be a great Captain America,” Garner told McConaughey during a recent press event. “You could wear a cape and tights and little pointy shoes."

Captain America in a cape? Jennifer may have to hit that back-issue bin herself.

Now planned for a July 22, 2011 release (really, Marvel, you couldn’t shoot for “Captain America” on July 4th?), the film is still being helmed by “Rocketeer” director Joe Johnston for release under the title “The First Avenger: Captain America” and is obviously set to position the character as a major player in the following summer’s “Avengers” mega-film.

Is McConaughey the right man to fill Steve Roger’s red boots? Who’s your top choice for the “First Avenger”? Share your thoughts below!

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