Matt Damon Says He Would Be the Superhero Ben Affleck Deserves
Matt Damon has done a lot of things: He’s played a super spy, a con-man, an informant, an astronaut, a genius, and all sorts of fun characters who could also be action figures. The one thing he hasn’t done yet is play a superhero, and according to the star of Jason Bourne, that’s something he’d be willing to do for the right director — like maybe his BFF Ben Affleck.
While out promoting the new Bourne sequel, Damon told JoBlo that he’d totally play a superhero if Affleck were directing the movie. It just so happens that Affleck is directing a superhero movie, but he’s already playing the lead role:
I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left, I think they’re all taken at this moment. If [Ben Affleck] was directing me, I’d jump on it in a New York minute. I’d love to work with Ben. The problem with Ben is every time he directs a movie, he gives himself the best role in it, so until he’s willing to give up the best role to one of his friends, we’re not going to get on with it.
Affleck is set to direct and star in a new solo Batman film, and while the titular role is already taken, Damon could play someone else — you know, like Robin, or something. Or maybe Matt Damon should just direct his own superhero movie and cast himself in the lead role. Now there’s an idea.
Jason Bourne hits theaters on July 29.