"It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," says the actor, who will still star as the Dark Knight.
Caped Crusader, meet your new nemesis: the Amnesiac Agent! Matt Damon, who will soon return to the big screen as memory-impaired super-spy Jason Bourne, is confident that his character could defeat Batman — who is being played by Damon’s best bud, Ben Affleck, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “Jason Bourne would kick the s— out of Batman—absolutely!“ Damon told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he’s promoting his sci-fi thriller The Martian (in theaters Oct. 2).
Ben Affleck had some doubts about playing Batman — until director Zack Snyder explained that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice character would be a different kind of Dark Knight. “Initially I thought, ‘I’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me,’” Ben Affleck told Empire Magazine for their new cover story (via Comic Book Movie). “Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f—d up Batman.
Ben Affleck is in Toronto. The big question is: What is the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star doing in Canada’s largest city? Option one: Maybe he’s there to taunt local baseball fans as his hometown Boston Red Sox play the Blue Jays?