Ben Affleck has revealed that he can beat Matt Damon in a fight.
The old friends, who previously wrote 1997’s Good Will Hunting together, which they won an Academy Award for writing, have been jostling in the press together regarding their roles as Jason Bourne and Batman for the last few months.
When Ben Affleck was quizzed by E! Online, via Comic Book Movie, about Matt Damon’s previous comments that Jason Bourne would beat up Batman, Affleck decided to get personal by responding, “Matt is going around saying this all over the place but not to my face.”
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This then led Affleck to add, “But Matt can’t even beat me up, never mind Batman. You know what I’m saying? He has a long way to go… They’re just finishing the Bourne movie now when we have our premiere over in London. I’ll see Matt and he can take me up on it.”
Ben Affleck was provoked into making these comments after Matt Damon previously insisted in an interview, “Jason Bourne would kick the s*** out of Batman – absolutely. Batman’s gotta take on Superman first. If he could beat him then maybe he could take on Jason Bourne.”
Ben Affleck became friends with Matt Damon when he was just 8-years-old and Damon was ten. The pair soon realized that they had very similar interests, and, despite their age difference, they grew closer as their interest in acting grew.
In fact, as the pair’s acting abilities increased, the duo started to travel back and forth from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to New York for auditions together on a regular basis. The pair even shared a joint bank account and worked many summer jobs together, too.
From the mid 1990s, until present, the pair’s careers have continued to blossom. They became intrinsically linked when Good Will Hunting was released to sensational reviews, with the pair winning both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In the ensuing years, the pair had their career ups and downs, but they’ve each long ago established themselves as bona-fide Hollywood commodities. In fact, Ben Affleck followed up his Oscar success with Good Will Hunting by directing Argo, which went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards too.
Ben Affleck will make his debut as Batman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, while he’s set to follow-up this first appearance as the character by returning as the Caped Crusader in Suicide Squad and Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, as well. There’s also been several rumors that Affleck will both star and direct in a solo Batman film, but these are yet to actually be confirmed.
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We’ll get a better idea of whether Ben Affleck’s Batman could beat up Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is finally released at the end of this week. Meanwhile, Matt Damon’s fourth turn as Jason Bourne will finally arrive on July 29, 2016, when the actor reprises his role as the mysterious spy.
Who do you think would win in a fight between Jason Bourne and Batman? Or who would win in a fight between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon? Or is it too painful to even consider the good friends quarreling and coming to blows? Let us know in the comments below.
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