It's been a long time since childhood buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have done a movie together, and yet fans keep expecting them to reunite as part of Warner Bros. DCU. Their hopes aren't totally unfounded as Affleck has amassed a great deal of power within the franchise, obviously as the dark knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his exec-producer title in Justice League, and as director of the upcoming solo Batman movie. But would Damon be up for playing a superhero in a movie directed by his pal?
Speaking with Irish Examiner at the Jason Bourne premiere, Damon says he'd totally be up for it, but only if he can wrestle the best role away from Affleck...
“If he (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.”
He's probably joking, but if Damon were going to be in a superhero movie (Jason Bourne's already kindof a superhero, isn't he?) it wouldn't be as second-fiddle to Affleck or anybody else. Remember those rumors back in the day of him playing Aquaman? Seems like so long ago, doesn't it? For the record I'd kill for Damon to play Booster Gold in a movie.