Could Bourne Beat Batman? Matt and Ben have hilarious thoughts
When you think of characters who can seriously kick ass, Batman and Jason Bourne spring to mind. They also happened to be played on the big screen by real-life forever friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. If that’s made you wonder who would be the ultimate champion in a fight, Batman or Bourne, you’re not alone. Matt and Ben have thought about this long and hard and they have feelings.
According to Matt Damon, Bourne’s action persona “could kick the shit out of Batman—absolutely!” He went on to say, “Batman’s gotta take on Superman first. If he could beat him then maybe he could take on Jason Bourne.”
And the fact that Bourne isn’t a comic book hero doesn’t matter in the slightest to Matt. “I think they’re kind of out of superheroes. Ben’s going to be like the sixth or seventh Batman, so I don’t think there’s really any left. So I’m good. Jason Bourne is my superhero.”
Ben Affleck isn’t intimidated by Matt’s blind confidence, however. He admitted to E! News, “Matt is going around saying this all over the place, but not to my face. But Matt can’t even beat me up, never mind Batman. You know what I’m saying? He has a long way to go… They’re just finishing the Bourne movie now when we have our premiere over in London. I’ll see Matt and he can take me up on it.”
Until Bourne and Batman do go into the ring together, we’ll have to be satisfied with seeing them battle other people. Ben’s been seriously bulking up for his role as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out in theaters on March 25—yep, in just a few days. The fifth Bourne movie, titled Jason Bourne, hits a bit later on July 29. Let’s see some moves, guys.