It’s not a case of if Matt Damon comes clean about being a time traveller, more when. Many eschewed the ‘time traveller’ explanation, concluded ‘Matt Damon a vampire? Matt Damon joins a legion of celebrity time travellers caught out on the internet.
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).
Prometheus wasn’t a bad movie, not by any stretch, but it clearly left a bad aftertaste in the mouths of many of sci-fi maestro Ridley Scott’s most ardent fans. The Martian is also light years less jumbled than last year’s divisive space epic, Interstellar, with all its black holes and mystical bookshelves. At its core, The Martian is a crowdpleaser, delightfully retro and reminiscent of ‘90s sci-fi blockbusters like Apollo 13, Deep Impact, and Armageddon in its devotion to convention and accessibility (yes, that’s meant as a compliment).
Here’s an exclusive peek at an early scene from Ridley Scott’s forthcoming space drama The Martian revealing the moment when it all goes terribly awry for astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on the red planet.