Matthew McConaughey may be roped in to play Norman Osborn in Spider-Man reboot sonypictures

Marvel's Spider-Man reboot is hunting for a new Spidey and his arch-nemisis Norman Osborn aka the Green Goblin.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who recently revealed that he has read movie scripts for Marvel and DC projects, might feature in the movie as a villain.

That Hashtag Show has reported that Marvel is looking at roping in McConaughey for the role of Norman Osborn in Spider-Man reboot.

If McConaughey takes on the role, he will be the third actor to play the head of Oscorp, who eventually becomes the Green Goblin. The previous two actors to play the ruthless villain were Willem Dafoe and Chris Cooper.

However, there is no official confirmation on the news, and the Hastag Show video itself says to take the news with a pinch of salt.

Who will play Peter Parker?

According to reports, Asa Butterfield, is the front runner to play Peter Parker in the latest Spider-Man reboot. The 18-year-old actor has apparently been shortlisted to play Spidey and will be testing for the role this week.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit tweeted that "there have been no offers made and that Butterfield is merely a 'likely' Spider-Man rather than a definite one".

Others who are rumoured to take on the role include Nat Wolf, Tom Holland, Timothee Chalomet and Liam James.

Peter Parker would first been seen in next year's Captain America: Civil War and then will appear in his own film, the Spider-Man reboot, which will be a joint production between Sony and Marvel Studios.