MTV caught up with Matt Damon at the premiere of The Martian at this weekend’s Toronto Film Festival inquiring if Damon knew anything about Ben Affleck becoming Batman.
Damon responds that he did talk with Affleck offering: “I talked to him about it. It was a big decision. He knew what the stakes were, and I think once he was able to get Chris Terrio to write the script, I think that made the decision for him. I think that was… Chris is just a fantastic writer. Ben really liked Zack, who is directing it, so he felt like ‘okay, I got all the pieces that are necessary.'”
Of course, Chris Terrio was Ben Affleck’s writer on Argo, in which Terrio won an Oscar for “Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.”
Damon’s comments also offer an interesting look with what happened to David Goyer, as Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel, also wrote a script for Batman Vs. Superman. I’ve actually heard rumors Goyer’s Batman Vs. Superman script was actually more of a combination of a Man of Steel sequel and a standalone Batman story. If true, it sounds as if Terrio came on board with Affleck and did an overhaul and rewrite. Zack Snyder also helped Terrio out on the new script.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Co Trailer: