Matt Damon Says “It’s Safe to Say I Won’t Be Robin” in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

evolveteam August 28, 2013 4

It’s been a few days since Warner Bros. shocked the world with its move to cast Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. Now that the Twitterverse has somewhat calmed itself after hearing the news, Hollywood now has the opportunity to voice its opinion on the decision. And who better to ask about Affleck’s new role than his longtime BFF: Matt Damon.

During a recent sit down with the Times of India, Damon was entertained with the idea of possibly joining the project as Robin, which he completely laughed off. Here’s what he had to say about playing Bruce Wayne’s loyal sidekick:

“I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman. Somebody sent me a picture actually (of his face photoshopped on Robin’s body and Ben’s on Batman’s). It was really funny. But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.”

He also touched on his real-life PNC’s casting achievement as the Caped Crusader:

“I think it will be great. It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. 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! 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.”

For those who haven’t heard yet, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has also joined cast and will play Superman nemesis Lex Luthor. Now that’s powerful casting. The Man of Steel follow-up should hit theaters sometime Summer 2015.

[Times of India]

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