Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey could be taking on Spider-Man in the role of The Green Goblin.

Days after rumours suggested Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield was the frontrunner to become the latest superhero web-slinger, insiders claim producers want McConaughey as well for the new Marvel movie.

The role of Norman Osborn and his alter-ego The Green Goblin has previously been played by Willem Dafoe.

Dafoe portrayed the character in the 2002 and 2004 Spider-Man films while Chris Cooper was Norman Osborn in the 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.