‘Robert Pattinson took your job’: Matt Damon mocks Ben Affleck for losing Batman role

Affleck played the Caped Crusader in 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Matt Damon teases Ben Affleck for losing Batman role to Robert Pattinson

Matt Damon has teased Ben Affleck for allowing Robert Pattinson to take over the role of Batman.

The pair, who are long-time friends and worked together on Good Will Hunting, appeared in a promotional video for the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org.

In the video, they discuss how best to advertise the fundraiser, with Affleck telling Damon: “Tell something they’re interested in like, ‘Hey, come see me Jason Bourne, Batman and...”

However, he is interrupted by Damon, who shoots back: “Robert Pattinson’s coming?”

“No, Jeremy Renner will be there though,” Affleck replied, in reference to Renner’s appearance in The Bourne Legacy.

Filming on Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ has taken place in Liverpool this week

“Jeremy Renner did not play Jason Bourne. He expanded the Bourne universe,” Damon responded, adding: “Pattinson took your job.”

Affleck is known for playing Batman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as in Justice League (2017).

The Batman - DC FanDome Teaser

Pattinson’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader will be seen in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which has been shooting in Liverpool this week.

Production had to be paused when a member of the film’s cast – reportedly Pattinson – tested positive for coronavirus in early September.

The Batman will be released on 4 March 2022, after its previous 2021 release date was pushed back earlier this month.

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