By Jennifer Armstrong
April 28, 2009 at 07:52 PM EDT

The prospect of playing Captain America seems to be growing on Matthew McConaughey — either through sheer repetition of his name in connection with the planned movie about the patriotic superhero, or because he’s actually grown as tired as we have of him playing doofy (if hot) dudes with commitment issues (who also at some point go shirtless). Does anyone else get the feeling in, say, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, that he’s thinking, “I still can’t believe they keep paying me for this, but what the hell”? As much as I wonder if we need still more comic book creations roaming our multiplexes, I enjoy a good superhero flick. (Hey, those Iron Man and Batman movies last summer weren’t bad, right? Hell, I even liked The Incredible Hulk okay.) And casting McConaughey could do a lot of good for everyone involved: It would attract female moviegoers who still swoon over his shirtless pics in Us Weekly, and it would put the right kind of guy — if you think back, you may remember a good actor lurking in McConaughey’s past, right around A Time to Kill — in the prime role. It would also give McConaughey something constructive to do besides getting third-rate romantic comedies greenlit by signing onto them indiscriminately. A win for us all!

What do you think, PopWatchers? Would McConaughey make a good Captain America? And would America benefit from McConaughey in the role? 

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