Matt Damon Says Ben Affleck Got His Sloppy Seconds After He Turned Down Daredevil — AND That He’d Still Love To Play The Superhero!

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Well this would be inneresting!

Matt Damon‘s new flick The Martian is right around corner, but that’s not keeping him from thinking about what could have been — or might still be!

Damon revealed that his favorite superhero character and comic book he read when he was a kid was Daredevil.

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And according to Matt, he had the chance to play Daredevil OVER his bestie Ben Affleck back in the 2003 version!

The character may have super sense but ironically it was Damon who dodged a bullet by turning the panned flick down! He revealed:

“For us it was always Daredevil ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ that’s the comic we read when we were kids. But when that one came along (in 2003) I chickened out, because I couldn’t tell. I hadn’t seen the director (Mark Steven Johnson’s) work and I didn’t know. So I just said, ‘No.’ Ben was like, ‘I gotta do it.'”

The 44-year-old actor went on to say:

“And the movie ended up doing very well, even though I don’t think Ben was ultimately very proud of it.”

While Ben is busy being all broody and batty in next year’s Batman v Superman flick, Damon admitted he’s still open to the idea of playing the “Man Without Fear” in a Daredevil movie. He shared his dream scenario saying:

“If Chris Nolan came up to me and said, ‘I want to do Daredevil,’ I would be in.”

Though that’s extremely unlikely as Charlie Cox plays the blind vigilante in the hit Netflix series Daredevil.

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Besides that, we’re not sure Nolan would jump on board the Marvel train as he’s known for working with Warner Bros — who own the rights to DC Comics characters.

But it’s still fun to dream!

More likely we could see Damon directing a Marvel movie in the future as that’s what he wants to get into in the future!

What do you think? Would Damon make a better Daredevil than Affleck? Or were you one of the few who actually enjoyed the 2003 flick?

[Image via Marvel/WENN.]

Sep 25, 2015 12:42pm PDT

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