Matt Damon Backs His Friend Ben Affleck's Batman Decision
On a philanthropic visit to India, actor Matt Damon can't escape the Batfleck frenzy when interviewed by international media. "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!"
Actor Matt Damon chimes in on his good friend Ben Affleck's decision to play Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, stating, "I think it will be great. It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it's kind of funny." He continued, "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 will be great at that."
When jokingly asked if Damon would play Robin in Batman vs Superman, Damon replied in good humor, "I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman. Somebody sent me a picture actually (of Matt's face photoshopped on Robin's body and Ben's on Batman's). It was really funny. But it's safe to say I won't be Robin."
Damon also touched on the recent Bourne rumors. While not confirming a return to the franchise, Matt did voice support for Jeremy Renner's take. "They were just trying to revitalise that franchise and I didn't mind at all. It didn't have anything to do with the movie that I made. It makes sense for a studio to keep those franchises as alive as they can, it makes business sense for them. I don't begrudge anybody that. I am a huge fan of Jeremy. I don't equate my Bourne movie with his. He didn't play the part of Jason Bourne. It's a totally different thing."
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