Warner Bros. set off anlast week when it announced that had been cast as Batman in the next Superman film.
A wave of Matt Damon certainly wasn't one of the detractors.ensued on social media, but
During a recent visit to India, thestar weighed in on the controversial casting decision, sticking up for his longtime friend and "Good Will Hunting" collaborator.
"You know, he's not playing King Lear," Damon told The Times of India, "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!"
says playing Batman's billionaire alter-ego presents a greater test of Affleck's acting chops.
"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," he added.
But don't expect Damon to sign on to play Robin.
"I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman," he said. "Somebody sent me a picture actually (of his face Photoshopped on Robin's body and Affleck's on Batman's). It was really funny. But it's safe to say I won't be Robin."
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