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Matt Damon Defends BFF Ben Affleck Against 'Batman' Critics

Matt Damon Defends BFF Ben Affleck Against 'Batman' Critics

Matt Damon heads through the airport after landing at LAX Airport on an international flight on Tuesday (August 27) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old actor recently spoke out to defend his friend Ben Affleck against critics who don’t think he is right for the role of Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

“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!” Matt told The Times of India. “[That's] 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.”

Matt also said that he will not be playing Robin in the film.

“I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman,” Matt said. “Somebody sent me a picture actually (of my 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.”

FYI: Matt is wearing a Splendid Mills hoodie.

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5 Comments

# 1
LemonHead @ 08/28/2013 at 6:40 pm

LOL. I think Matt Damon means this picture => “My thoughts prayers go out to all those affected by a new actor playing a superhero and the rest of us who have to read the tweets about it,” Now who’s going to play Robin? => https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/371025896108331008/photo/1

# 2
just sayin @ 08/28/2013 at 6:44 pm

In that case if he doesn’t have to do a lot of talking than maybe its okay. The only thing is that he really needs some patting on the backside cuz boy has no A$$.

# 3

I really wouldn’t mind seeing Ben as Batman if they didn’t choose a Superman who looks like he is 25. Ben himself looks 45. They just don’t go together very well. I mean, what’s next? Betty White as Superwoman?

# 4

Matt Damon is backtracking after he slammed Affleck playing Batman earlier this week which almost destroyed their friendship, here’s the article http://hollywoodandswine.com/ben-affleck-devastated-to-learn-matt-damon-signed-petition-demanding-he-drop-out-of-batman/

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