Ben Affleck Consulted Matt Damon Before Becoming Batman


Though their career paths have diverged pretty greatly, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck remain close friends all these years after their early film successes like Goodwill Hunting. In fact, Matt Damon was one of a few people close to Ben Affleck he consulted before deciding to take on the role of DC’s most popular superhero.

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"I talked to him about it. It was a big decision. He knew what the stakes were. Once he was able to get Chris Terrio to write the script, I think that made the decision for him. Chris is a fantastic writer and Ben really liked Zack [Snyder], who’s directing, and it was like, ’well, I’ve got all the pieces that are necessary.’"

Matt Damon also said he hasn’t heard Affleck’s “Batman voice” yet, but noted that his friend seriously bulked up for the role:

"He put on like 30 pounds, which took him like nine months. He put on like 30 pounds of muscle, which is really not easy to do. You’ve gotta eat a lot. You’ve gotta be an omnivore. Or just greedy."

It’s always good to know when an actor is really serious about the role. We’ll see how Ben Affleck’s dedication turns out when Batman v Superman opens March 25th.

h/t MTV News

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