Matt Damon: Not Robin, but Will Be in Upcoming Films

By: Lacy Langley - September 1, 2013

I hate to rock the 90’s dreamboat, but Matt Damon will NOT be playing Robin, despite speculation that ran amuck after the big Affleck announcement that he will indeed be the next to don the mask.

Matt Damon told The Times of India he thought Affleck—with whom he stared with in Good Will Hunting—would be “great” and “terrific” in the role of a the Dark Knight, Damon also quashed any rumor that he’d play his sidekick. “It’s safe to say I won’t be Robin,” he said. “I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman.”

We will be seeing him on the big screen soon, however. Since his star role in “Elysium”, he has recently announced that he will make an appearance in the Christopher Nolan film “Interstellar”. There isn’t much detail released yet about “Interstellar”, but we do know that Damon is apparently to join the filming for two weeks in Iceland. Damon joins Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy and Michael Caine amongst others in the film. The film revolves around a group of explorers making use of a wormhole.

Damon also finally gets his to sharpen his directorial chops with “A Foreigner”. “A Foreigner” is said to be an adaptation of David Grans’ 2011 New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold”. It will be written by “Argo” writer Chris Terrio. The film is based on a true story about a man who becomes a victim of violence in Guatemala. In the past, Damon has considered the idea of being a director before of films like “Promised Land”, which he later handed off to “Milk” director Gus Van Sant.

He is also involved in two other films, “The Zero Theorem” and “The Monuments Men”, both due later this year.

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Lacy LangleyLacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.

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