Matt Damon has been one that seemingly keeps missing out on superhero roles, being once linked to be in the running for Captain America and was once rumored for the Aquaman role. During the premiere of Jason Bourne he revealed to The Irish Examiner that he’d be totally up for a superhero role, if his longtime pal Ben Affleck would direct it.
But he admitted that he would say yes to a superhero role if Ben could be persuaded to get behind the camera.
Speaking at the premiere of Jason Bourne, he said: “I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left, I think they’re all taken at this moment.”
He continued: “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.”
We’ve been fan-casting Damon as pretty solid candidate for the DC Cinematic Universe version of Green Arrow, and considering his ties with Batman could make for a cool supporting role in something like Affleck’s upcoming The Batman.
It could be equally cool if they ever got around to making that solo film Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max film that Suicide Squad screenwriter Justin Marks penned years ago. Maybe that concept gets folded into a sub-plot for a Batman film instead?
SOURCE: IRISH EXAMINER