Today’s exciting and probably not true casting news: Matt Damon is rumored to play Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League movie, which 300 director Zack Snyder is scheduled to film right after 2016′s Batman vs. Superman.
This would, of course, have Damon once again joining up with his buddy Ben Affleck, who will reprise his role of Batman in the movie. And if you think this real-life scenario feels like a Kevin Smith sequel, well, you’re not alone. From the Wrap:
Warner Bros. has not scheduled a release date yet, though there conflicting ideas regarding the studio’s possible plans. The Wall Street Journal suggests “Justice League” will not hit theaters before 2018, while Latino Review claims the film will be released in May 5, 2017, and that Snyder plans to shoot “Batman vs. Superman” and “Justice League” back-to-back.
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), and he is expected to appear in “Batman vs. Superman” in some unknown capacity.
Affleck and Damon should play the superheroes with exaggerated Southie accents and make the movie the spiritual successor to Good Will Hunting. It’d be the best. NO-AH AQUAMAN, PUT DOWN YOU-AH TRIDENT. YOU-AH WERE LIKE A BROTHA TO ME.
[H/T: The Wrap]