Step Aside, Austin Butler: Matthew McConaughey Is Now Voicing Elvis

Less than a year after Austin Butler played him on the big screen, Matthew McConaughey is voicing Elvis Presley for a Netflix animated series produced by Priscilla Presley. Watch the teaser here.

By Daniel Trainor Feb 06, 2023 10:51 PMTags
Watch: Matthew McConaughey Voices Elvis Presley in Netflix Animated Series

A new King has entered the building.

Eight months after Austin Butler shook us up with his Oscar-nominated Elvis roleMatthew McConaughey is now mastering the voice of Elvis Presley. What for? Netflix's upcoming animated series Agent Elvis, which hits the streamer in March.

"Every once in a while, man accomplishes the impossible," McConaughey's Elvis says in the teaser, which dropped Feb. 6. "All it takes is someone with a dream. Because when a man dreams, he can change the world."

However, Agent Elvis has a lot more than crooning and shaking his hips on his plate.

"Elvis Presley trades in his jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves," the streamer teases of the series, "all while holding down his day job as the King of Rock and Roll."

Dressed in the late icon's trademark jumpsuits paired with his iconic pompadour, Agent Elvis must navigate a world of bad guys, high-powered weapons and, naturally, murderous monkeys. 

Go Inside Elvis Presley's Graceland Home

Agent Elvis is the first adult animated project from Sony Pictures Animation, the studio behind 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it comes with some very important backing.

Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973, serves as an executive producer on the series. 

"Elvis Presley always dreamed of being a superhero," McConaughey tweeted Feb. 6, "now, Priscilla Presley is making his dream a reality!"

Here's hoping McConaughey has an easier time shedding the signature Elvis accent than Butler.

Agent Elvis premieres on Netflix in March.

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