Matt Damon weighed in on Ben Affleck as Batman and the possibility of a Bourne sequel today.
As the ever popular Ben Affleck partner was traveling through India today to promote his latest film Elysium, Matt Damon unleashed a load of facts and opinions on a public still hungry for anything related to those matters.
The matters in question, of course, are whether or not Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel would be a good idea, whether Matt Damon would play Robin in the same film, and rumors surrounding the Bourne sequel. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Matt Damon is not going to be making another Bourne film with costar Paul Greengrass. Also, he bears no ill will toward being “replaced” by Jeremy Renner.
Matt Damon told The Times of India that he thinks Ben Affleck as Batman “will be great. It will be terrific.”
The Kevin Smith film costar added about all of the internet controversy:
“I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman! Certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw ‘Argo‘ or ‘The Town,’ and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben [Affleck] will be great at that … But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.”
Matt Damon also says that he’s a huge fan of Jeremy Renner, and his character isn’t meant to replace Jason Bourne. It’s completely different, and the series is heading in a new direction, and Matt Damon doesn’t mind that at all.
Ben Affleck as Batman is a good thing, says Matt Damon, but he is definitely not playing Robin.
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