Matt Damon Confident His Best Ben Will Be a Fine Batman

August 28, 2013


On the now-pointless but still continuing debate over whether or not Ben Affleck makes for a good Batman, Matt Damon has chosen a side, opting to go with his lifelong friend over some people commenting on the internet.

"I think it will be great. It will be terrific," Damon said of Affleck's Batman, defending him from all the hectoring meanies. "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." Not to mention, so polite! And handsome! You should SEE the girls! How could anyone not like his Benny?

And so, with that controversy, like fracking, now put to rest through the cool logic of Matt Damon, the politically-minded actor moved on to other important issues. Like, hey, will he be a 42-year-old Robin? As it turns out, probably not:

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."

So there you have it. Never cast Ben Affleck as King Lear.

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