Matt Damon hasn’t found a superhero role to play that “interests” him. The 46-year-old actor has admitted he has yet to star in a movie as a superhero because he hasn’t found a supernatural being, which tickles his fancy, and is puzzles as to why he hasn’t found a “great” fictional character he would happily star as.
Speaking with IGN News about the possibility of starring in a superhero film, he said: “I just haven’t seen one that would interest me.”
Although Damon’s close friend and fellow actor Ben Affleck – who recently donned Batman’s cowl in Batman vs Superman – is set to reprise his role in another DC Comic film adaptation, Damon doesn’t believe there is a gap in the market for him to follow suit.
He explained: “They’re remaking all of these Batman, Spiderman and Superman movies. I don’t know if there’s one great one that I’m missing which I haven’t seen.”
However, the The Martian actor has revealed he hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of donning a cape and playing a superhero in the future, as long as a film director like Zhang Yimou – who is directing Damon’s latest movie The Great Wall – is part of the project.
Damon said: “I wouldn’t rule it out, if there is a great director such as Zhang Yimou who offered me something I’d certainly look at it.”
Meanwhile, Damon – who played pickpocket Linus Caldwell alongside George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the three previous Ocean’s movies -has admitted he “can’t wait” to see Ocean’s Eight and thinks the upcoming female reboot is a great idea.
Speaking previously, he gushed: “I think it’s going to be awesome.”
The heist comedy will star Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina, and Matt thinks they’ll do a great job.
He added: “They’re going to kick ass.”