Matt Damon Supporting Ben Affleck as Batman Will Never Not Be Adorable
I'm tempted to just post what Matt Damon said about Ben Affleck as Batman — Batfleck! — and then follow it up with a resounding "awwwwwwwww" plus GIFs of cute puppies rolling around, but that wouldn't be very journalistic of me. So, here are all the details instead: In a new interview with the Times of India, Damon commented on the backlash surrounding the Batfleck casting, and defended his Boston bro like any good bestie should:
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.
So, a little bit of a jab at Batman there, but still, that comment is sweet enough to melt my cold, dead heart and that doesn't happen often. Maybe Damon can coax Batman to speak more if he joins the cast of Man of Steel 2 as, say, Robin?
But as perfect – and obvious – as it would be for Damon to then play Robin to Ben’s Batman, the actor laughs it off. “I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman. Somebody sent me a picture actually [of his 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."
DO IT ANYWAY. It might be stunt casting, but COME ON, Ben and Matt have a good track record when it comes to appearing in movies together. And, y'know, they're basically already Batman and Robin, anyway: