Matt Damon may basically play a superhero in Jason Bourne, but will he ever put on a costume? He recently said he’d play a hero in a Ben Affleck directed superhero film, and it looks like he’s well prepared for the role. Kevin Smith interviewed the Academy Award winning actor, and had him audition as some DC superheroes.
You can see Damon trying out some superhero roles below, as he quotes lines from some famous comics. The actor tries out as Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, an old, grizzled Green Arrow and Shazam. He also tells a story about how he broke his ankle thanks to Shazam the character formerly known as Captain Marvel.
Its hard not to be impressed by Damon’s delivery with some of those heroes. Surely that makes you want to see him in a superhero role? He’s more likely to end up with DC thanks to his relationship with Ben Affleck. Given how Affleck was recently made a executive producer on Justice League, could we see Damon in a role? The Jason Bourne star would certainly be a good way to make Green Lantern be taken seriously.
He does a great job as Green Arrow, reading a line we’ll probably never see on screen. There were a lot of problems with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the fact that it ruined the chances of a Dark Knight Returns film was arguably the biggest.
While Damon is clearly just having some fun alongside Smith, would you like to see him get a role in the DCEU? Could he hood up as Green Arrow in Affleck’s Batman film? Or play his childhood hero in Shazam and face off against The Rock? Let us know which hero you’d like to see Damon play, if any.
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