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Rumor: Matt Damon Sought To Play Aquaman In 'Justice League'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 28, 2014 at 12:35PM

Last night came a minor bombshell of news surrounding Warner Bros.' developing "Justice League" movie: Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct, it will shoot back-to-back with "Batman Vs. Superman," and if all goes according to plan, it will hit theatres in 2017. And like we said then, that means there's going to be rumors for at least the next couple of years, especially since the script isn't finished and is still being worked on. So, might as well start now.
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Matt Damon Aquaman

Last night came a minor bombshell of news surrounding Warner Bros.' developing "Justice League" movie: Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct, it will shoot back-to-back with "Batman Vs. Superman," and if all goes according to plan, it will hit theatres in 2017. And like we said then, that means there's going to be rumors for at least the next couple of years, especially since the script isn't finished and is still being worked on. So, might as well start now.

In their coverage of the story, The Wrap has revealed that there is word floating around Hollywood that "Matt Damon is being sought to play Aquaman." Uh, okay. The character, easily the weirdest of the Justice League to try and bring the big screen, has popped up in the story mill from time to time recently. Last fall, the character was dubbed a "priority" for DC Comics, but then at then at the beginning of the year, it was ruled out of an appearance in "Batman Vs. Superman" (which we know will feature Wonder Woman and Cyborg already).

Of course, every executive would love to see bros Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reteam in superhero mode, because it makes for a great narrative. Whether or not this is even true, or more importantly, if Damon is even interested, remains to be seen. 

So yeah, we'll see if this pans out, but something tells us it's nothing more than a pipe dream. Batman and Superman are the stars of the Justice League world, while Aquaman ... isn't. And getting a major A-list star to play what is probably a secondary character (unless WB and DC have major plans for the hero) seems like a counter-intuitive move.

This article is related to: Aquaman, Matt Damon, Justice League


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