There are many things Matt Damon would do—like, most recently, getting marooned on Mars (in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’) or reprising his character as Jason Bourne (now in its fifth installment, the film still untitled as of this writing). But apparently, he doesn’t see himself doing any of those superhero movie things.
In an interview with Variety, which also revealed enlightening nuggets about what Matt Damon thinks about his friend Ben Affleck’s upcoming movie, ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, Matt neatly sums up what he feels about the whole enterprise:
Speaking of the comic book thing, are you interested in diving into all of that? I can’t imagine you haven’t been asked a lot but obviously your old friend Ben Affleck is enjoying himself and diving in headlong.
And I hear [“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”] is good. I haven’t seen it yet but he’s seen a rough cut and I think he’s very pleased. But no, I don’t know that there are any comic book characters left.
While it’s quite debatable whether or not there are actually any comic book characters left for Matt to play, he did set a rather inflexible condition in an earlier interview regarding his chance of saying yes to playing an on-screen superhero: Christopher Nolan in the director’s seat. Nolan, who has since made quite a reputation for his blockbuster Batman films—from ‘Batman: the Beginning’ to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’—apparently is the only one Matt trusts to helm such a movie for him. But there’s only one little thing why a Matt Damon superhero movie may never come to fruition: Nolan may not be doing any other superhero films in the foreseeable future because he actually said, “I don’t see myself doing any superhero films in the foreseeable future.”
But at least, there’s another Jason Bourne movie in the offing. Meanwhile—if you take Matt’s word for it—the ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is something worthy to look forward to in March 2016.
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