But he isn’t sure the ‘Batman Vs Superman’ star would give up the role
Matt Damon has revealed that he would play the superhero in a film if Ben Affleck was directing, but joked that he isn’t sure the best role would be available, as the Batman Vs Superman star always takes them for himself.
Damon’s comments came after calls online that he should play Robin in the upcoming Batman film that Affleck is writing, directing and starring in.
Speaking at the UK premiere of Jason Bourne on Monday (July 11), when quizzed on the matter, Damon told The Irish Examiner, “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] 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.”
A superhero role is one of the only things missing from Damon’s illustrious career. But having previously worked together on a number of films, Affleck’s involvement with the Batman franchise could be the catalyst to change that.
The pair jointly wrote the script for Good Will Hunting in 1997, which won them the Oscar for best original screenplay, and have since gone on to work on projects including co-producing the filmmaking documentary Project Greenlight.
Damon also hit headlines last week (July 6), when he said the US needs to tighten its laws on gun control, following the latest shootings in North America. At a press conference for the new Jason Bourne film in Australia, Damon said he regrets that the US appears unable to hold a “sensible” debate about increasing gun control.