August 28th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are a dynamic duo, but their bromance isn't going to make it into "Man of Steel 2."
At least, that's what Damon told The Times Of India on a recent trip.
Given his age - Damon's turning 43 in October, whereas Affleck just turned 41 - the "Elysium" star can't see himself playing the sidekick to his friend's superhero.
"I am a little older than Ben," Damon told the paper, laughing off the speculation. "I never saw Robin as older than Batman." And although there's a popular photo going around showing Damon's face Photoshopped onto Robin's body, "it's safe to say I won't be Robin," the actor said.
But that doesn't mean he doesn't support his pal's latest job. The rest of the Internet may be up in arms, but Damon thinks the criticism is being overblown.
"I think it will be great. It will be terrific," he said of Affleck's new role as the Caped Crusader.
"I know there are a lot of people grousing on the Internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know, he's not playing King Lear. It's Batman!" Damon continued."Certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw 'Argo' or 'The Town,' and all the work he's been doing lately, it's way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that."
One actor who might actually be joining the "Man of Steel" sequel, which will see Batman and Superman share the big screen for the first time, is Bryan Cranston.
With "Breaking Bad" wrapping up, rumor has it the 57-year-old has lined up a job to play Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's film. Warner Bros. isn't commenting on the gossip, but we'll know for sure soon enough - "Man of Steel 2" is scheduled to land in theaters July 17, 2015.
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