Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Auditioned To Play Robin In Tim Burton's Batman

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - November 14, 2017

Justice League hits theaters by the end of the week, and almost every actor in the roster is busy promoting the film. Ben Affleck recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and when it came to the topic of his close friend Matt (last name Damon), he revealed that both of them actually auditioned for the role of Robin in Tim Burton’s Batman.

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Back in the 80s when Affleck and Damon were just child actors, both of them were asked to audition for a secret role which turned out to be Robin for Burton’s Batman film. Neither Affleck nor Damon got cast in the role, but as everyone remembers, Robin was nowhere to be found in the movie.

Looking at it now, it’s actually pretty cool that Affleck is the new Batman. With him having such a solid role in the DCEU, it’s funny how his best friend only has this small cameo as an Asgardian actor in Thor: Ragnarok. On the upside, Marvel head Kevin Feige is open to having Damon reprise his role in future MCU films.

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.