Ben Affleck Reveals The Reason He Decided To Play Batman

15 November, 2017, 02:15 | Author: Eloise Marshall
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To surprise Jimmy Kimmel on his 50th birthday, J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and more teamed up to adapt Kimmel's childhood comic book into a fake movie trailer.

Yes, that's Affleck with Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Zack Galifianakis, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Jon Hamm, Shaq, Ty Burrell, Billy Crudup, Jake Tapper, Wanda Sykes, and Cousin Sal.

With Justice League wrapping up what's been a major year for superhero movies, parodies based on those caped crusaders are inevitable.

The filmmaker delivered a almost seven-minute trailer for a "The Terrific Ten", a superhero flick based on a comic book that Kimmel penned when he was about 10 years old.

"Literally, the reason I took this movie is imagining wearing that costume and I've got a little boy and having my son see me", Affleck says.

Affleck, who plays Batman in the DCEU, recently opened up about growing up as a child actor with Damon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and he revealed that both of them auditioned to play Robin in Tim Burton's 1989 adaptation of Batman.

And of course, Damon plays the villain Dr. Bolt and doesn't hold back in his "feud" with Kimmel. Feigning inspiration while looking at Kimmel's character art - including Muscle Man, Lucky Lad, Super Duck and the Color Kid - Abrams said: "It demanded to be brought to life". "We were created by a weird, sad kid, who grew to become a weird, fat man. F**k Kimmel!" It emerged on his show that as a prepubescent kid, he wrote a comic called The Terrific Ten. The rest of the story will have to remain in Kimmel's head, until Abrams hopefully gets financed on Kickstarter to make the real thing.

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