Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams premiere star-studded trailer for fake superhero movie
Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams added a star-studded trailer for a spoof superhero film to the list of surprises they gave Jimmy Kimmel Monday night to celebrate his 50th birthday. Besides the trailer, Ray Romano, Adam Sandler, and James Taylor stopped by to make cameos, and many other celebrities roasted Kimmel with a compilation of mean tweets.
The Abrams-directed spoof centers around a series of comic book characters that the late-night host created as a child, titled The Terrific Ten. In the on-screen adaptation, Abrams calls upon a star-studded cast, grabbing notable names like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifianakis, Ty Burrell, Jon Hamm, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Shaquille O’Neal. Matt Damon and Wanda Sykes play the villains in the trailer.
Damon added to the longstanding feud between him and Kimmel during the clip, taking a shot at the lame powers designated to many of the heroes and villains. “We all suck,” he said. “And you know why? We were created by a weird, sad kid who grew to later become a weird, fat man. F—k Kimmel.” To be fair, some of the powers are a bit boring — Sykes is a box of bleach.
Watch the full spoof trailer above.