Everyone knows that Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck are tight, perhaps because they’re both so infamously tied to the “Bennifer” nuclear disaster known as Jersey Girl. But you know who else was in Jersey Girl in a cameo? Affleck’s BFF Matt Damon. Of course that wasn’t the first time Damon appeared in a Smith film, he had a small role in Chasing Amy, appeared as the angel Loki in Dogma, and appeared as himself – the star of Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season – in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Now, in Smith’s new AMC series Geeking Out, Damon is performing for the director again in a different capacity.
In the below clip from the inaugural episode of Geeking Out, the one where Matt Damon needs help promoting Jason Bourne, noted comic book geek Smith has Damon read some lines from various DC Comics characters like Shazam, Green Arrow and Guy Gardner. You’d be crazy seeing this and not think that Damon might make a good Gardner or Oliver Queen, he have to bulk up to play Shazam but it would not be unreasonable to think that maybe Damon would consider a DC Expanded Universe role, especially since buddy Affleck is already Batman. As Smith points out below, Damon is already halfway to superhero town playing Bourne anyway, so he might as well go all the way and put on a mask or power ring.
Check out “Masterpiece Theater” below.
Geeking Out launches this Sunday on AMC. In the meantime, you can head over to IMDb where you can see Smith interviewing celebrities on a yacht at San Diego Comic Con.