We’ve seen Matthew McConaughey in plenty of iterations over the years. As a high school kid who likes ladies who stay the “same age” in Dazed and Confused. As the dapper ad exec in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. As a scrawnier version of himself for Dallas Buyers Club. The list goes on and on.
But we’ve never quite seen him the way he’s been looking on the mean streets of New York City for his next film, The Dark Tower. The Stephen King novel adaptation is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and McConaughey has signed on as the creepy bad guy, The Man in Black. That’s right, the dude is so creepy that he doesn’t even get a real name.
Oddly enough, even though we’re supposed to be completely creeped out by this dude, we’re kind of digging the look. It’s like what would happen if Keanu Reeves in the Matrix met… we don’t know, the man of our dreams? Or is that nightmares?
Matthew McConaughey sebagai The Man in Black di set film adaptasi seri novel Stephen King, “The Dark Tower”: pic.twitter.com/vagRlvOgHh
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It’s so hard to tell. On one hand the sleek look really suits him. And that dark hair? We’re totally into it in a vampirish type of way. (Eat your heart out, Edward Cullen.) On the other hand, he’s grown his nails super long and we find that… less hot, more eeek-run-away. Plus he’s got a bit of a murder vibe going on too, doesn’t he? We dare you to watch the video above and not feel conflicted about the whole thing.
Adding to our heart’s confusion is the casting of The Gunslinger — the one and only Idris Elba. Another guy who makes us feel things whenever he’s on screen. He’s the true hero of this horror-western hybrid, but do we root for him or McConaughey?
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We suppose it will all come down to actual performance, but man it sure is fun to see Elba in a good guy role and McConaughey in a bad boy role for a change. Now if only we could sort out our feelings and pick a side.
Who are we kidding. It’s the movies — we don’t have to do any such thing. Bring them both on, we say.