When Ben Affleck was casted to play Batman pictures began hitting the web that Matt Damon was his Robin. It was more looked at as a joke. Soon after word spread about Mr. Damon to be King of the seas in the Justice League world, according to an article by TheWrap,
“One casting rumor that has been circulating around Hollywood for more than a year is that Affleck’s close friend and collaborator Matt Damon is being sought to play Aquaman, though to be fair, Jason Momoa has also been rumored for that role (among others)”
If Matt Damon gets the role of Aquaman this would be BIG! and here is why. Matt Damon is very well known for his Bourne Identity films showing us that he can do action films, also he can act. Proof of this is his Oscar nominations for Good Will Hunting (1997) and Invictus (2009) not to mention many other awards and nominations. But really when we say he can act is because of the casting of Gal Gadot. Many don’t believe she has the acting chops to pull of Wonder Woman. Adding Damon would mean teaming him up with his pal Ben, which whenever these two guys team up is golden (in my personal opinion). Ray Fisher is a theater actor and not much is known about him. Gal Gadot is not the first pick, for many, as Wonder Woman for below par acting. Henry Cavill has been on Hollywood’s radar for a while getting close of snagging major roles, he could have been the next Bond..let that sink in. Last year was Ben Afflecks year. He won Best Motion Picture of the Year, Movie of the Year & Best Director all for Argo (2012) and thats not including the many nominations, like I said major year. Look at it if you will as a pyramid. Ben and Matt are strong actors they would be the base, then you would have Henry and Ray Fisher followed by the weakest Gal Gadot. Lets not forget we still need Green Lantern and The Flash.
If the Justice League movie wants…no let me rephrase that, The Justice League movie needs a strong acting contender such as Matt Damon in order to hit big like The Avengers or even bigger.
But then again we could be thrown a curveball, need I say Lex Luther aka Social Network aka Jesse Eisenberg. Yeah time will only tell.