Matt Damon, Ben Affleck won't work together: Ben gives himself the best roles
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are two best buds from Boston, but don’t expect to see the Good Will Hunting co-writers and costars share a screen in the near future.
The Jason Bourne star was asked by a fan during a recent EW SiriusXM Town Hall if he would appear in Affleck’s upcoming solo Batman movie. Damon took the moment to clear the air about something Affleck does.
“Ben directs really good movies. The big problem I have with him is he gives himself the best role in all his movies,” Damon deadpanned. “Until he can break himself of that habit, we’re probably not going to appear together in a movie. He might throw me some table scraps in his Batman movie. I’d be happy to show up and do anything, because I’m sure his Batman movie is going to be great.”
Though they appeared together in HBO’s recently canceled docuseries Project Greenlight, the duo has not appeared in a movie together since The Third Wheel in 2002.
Damon later explains why he thinks Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader will succeed — likely with Argo scribe Chris Terrio — noting the Oscar-winner has carte blanche from DC and Warner Bros.
“I think he’s got leeway to do almost anything he wants,” Damon said. “I think they’re expecting one standalone movie, so that definitely augers well for being a good film.”
EW Radio’s Jessica Shaw asked if Damon had any spandex aspirations, which he quickly denied.
“I don’t end up liking a lot of those movies. They’re so simplistic, and they’re getting more and more simple,” Damon said. “They’re trying to open up to an international audience, and they become less based on language and more based on tropes that are all identifiable. But that’s the way a lot of these big, big movies are going.”
See the clip above and watch more clips from the interview below.
Jason Bourne opens Friday.