Matt Damon was recently in India, promoting his latest movie Elysium when The Times of India caught up with him and asked him those burning questions that has Internet forums a buzz and generating clever pictures like the one above. What did he think about his long time buddy Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, and would Damon, could Damon, should Damon, join the cast of Batman Versus Superman as Robin the Boy Wonder.
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. 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…
But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.
Yeah, I think deep down we all knew that wasn’t going to happen. I bet we’ll see some funny video on the Jimmy Kimmel Show about it though. Maybe Ben Affleck, dressed as Batman pulling up to the house from Goodwill Hunting in the Batmobile with Matt Damon coming to the door in street clothes and they back and forth with Damon saying something about never wearing that costume and it ain’t gonna happen no matter how many times Affleck comes to the door.
The other Matt Damon news making its way around the internet is that Damon might be returning to the Bourne franchise. Damon had this to say:
They were just trying to revitalize 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 for 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.
Could that movie have both Damon and Jeremy Renner in it? That would be great to see. I’ve loved all the Jason Bourne films and have read more than a few of the books.