Matt Damon’s one of a dwindling number of A-list actors that has yet to appear in a superhero movie. As the star of both the Jason Bourne franchise and “The Martian,” he’s no stranger to action or science fiction; a superhero movie role has just eluded him for the past decade. But while speaking with the Irish Examiner at the premiere of “Jason Bourne,” Damon revealed the specific circumstances under which he would power up for Marvel or DC.
“I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left,” said Damon. “I think they’re all taken at this moment.” Damon then revealed who that “right director” could be: Ben Affleck.
“If [Affleck] was directing me, I’d jump on it in a New York minute. I’d love to work with Ben,” said Damon. “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.”
Damon and Affleck are noted friends and longtime partners; the pair broke into the Hollywood A-list together in 1997 for writing and starring in “Good Will Hunting,” for which they won an Academy Award. Since then, Affleck has gone on to star in a pair of superhero movies: 2003’s “Daredevil” and 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Affleck’s also become a respected director, having helmed the Academy Award-winning “Argo” as well as “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone.”
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