Amusing Rumor: Matt Damon Being Sought to Play Aquaman in JUSTICE LEAGUE

     April 28, 2014


Last night, we reported that Zack Snyder would get a Superman trilogy of sorts by not only directing the upcoming Batman vs. Superman (unofficial title) but the follow-up, Justice League.  This is something that makes sense, and wasn’t too surprising.  The most surprising part is that they think they can get Justice League in theaters by 2017, and even that is doable.  But because superhero movie reporting can’t let news sit for even a day, we’re now charging back into the rumor mill.

According to The Wrap, a rumor has been floating around Hollywood “for more than a year is that Affleck’s close friend and collaborator Matt Damon is being sought to play Aquaman.”  That’s a long time for a rumor that big to be kept under wraps, and I’m surprised it was there before Affleck was even cast as Batman.  The Wrap does mention that Jason Momoa has been rumored for that role (among others), and he seems like a more likely candidate.  Hit the jump for why Damon as Aquaman is probably nonsense.

While having Damon and Affleck reteam onscreen would be big news and would likely draw in non-geeks, the pairing would probably overshadow the rest of the cast.  Additionally, Aquaman may be a recognizable name, but he’s also a bit of a punchline (it’s why they used the property on Entourage).  He’s very good at sea, but outside of bodies of water…not so much.

Even Jeff Sneider, who originally reported on the rumor, backtracked on Twitter:


But if Matt Damon does end up wielding a trident, I will be tickled about it.  This doesn’t just apply to Justice League.  Any movie where Damon wields a trident, I’m all for it.


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  • Norrtron

    I’m calling bullshit.

    • axalon

      What’s his phone number? I’ll call him too.

      • Norrtron

        1-800-The-Wrap or 1-800-843-9727

      • axalon

        Well played sir, well played.

    • Bruce Kent

      He prefers ‘Mr. Shit’, ‘Bull’ to his family and friends.

    • Reboot

      I hope so…..this is too CUTE of an idea perhaps given that they are friends. I rather we get an unknown perhaps.

  • Jan

    Matt Damon as Robin. “Well I’m Batman’s sidekick. How do you like ‘them’ apples.”

  • Matt Golberg

    I swear this is true and not just us being click whores with a must click headline.

  • sjdn

    I thought Aquaman was worthless till I read Geoff Johns recent tun on thecharacter he turned him into one of the biggest baddasses in the DCU.

    • Checkii

      hes a badass in flashpoint paradox

  • Dan

    Geoff Johns’ interpretation of Aquaman is one of the best storylines I have every read. Matt Damon as Aquaman though, I’m not seeing it. Honestly, I can see him more as Barry Allen. I really want Alexander Skarsgard for the role.

    • Clark Kent

      Holy shit. That’s actually great casting! I could totally see Matt Damon as Barry Allen!

      • dguvnorspecial1

        arthur curry is aquaman,barry allen(along with wally west)was the flash.brad pitt as aquaman or green arrow.idris elba as john stewart(green lantern)and ryan goslin as flash.josh brolin would have been perfect as a retired middle aged dark knight and martian manhunter should be CGI and voiced by christopher lee

  • DNAsplitter

    Matt Damon is not going to be playing Aquaman. Poor guy has been in hundreds of rumors since Affleck was cast as Batman. It’ll be Jason Mamoa taking on those reigns and it’ll be epic.

    • ShoguN

      Mamoa or the Rock lol. I feel like the Rock could be Aquaman. wel see

      • Batt Damon

        Rock = Darkseid

      • The Flobbit

        I would kill to see the Rock on DC’s side, not Marvels.

      • Rick Mitchell

        You would kill to see The Rock be in a movie that will doubtless have an inferior script and a general lack of vision? That’s confusing.

      • The Flobbit

        The Rock alone would make the film worthwhile. And don’t get me started on Marvel’s scripts; the weakest part of their movies.

      • Rick Mitchell

        At least the scripts accurately reflect the characters from the source material, they’ve got that on DC.

        And hey, being the weakest part of something really great is not really an insult.

      • Rick Mitchell

        At least the scripts accurately reflect the characters from the source material, they’ve got that on DC.

        And hey, being the weakest part of something really great is not really an insult.

      • DNAsplitter

        I’m curious as to what role the Rock took w DC as he’s been mum on his dealing with them. I hope it’s Darkseid. It’ll be DC’s answer to Marvel casting Vin Diesel for Thanos.

      • pandapool

        Rock = Doomsday

      • dguvnorspecial1

        Rock=namor the submariner(think he was going to be black adam at one point)

      • ShoguN

        yep thats who i would expect him to play if not aquaman. i just expect them to make aquaman badass maybe an actor with starpower.

    • The Flobbit

      Jason Momoa would be an Aquaman so insanely badass the seas would part for him in fear.

  • Checkii

    id be happy if he played aquaman, he just has the aquaman look.

    • MatthewM

      no. he. does. not.

  • Steven

    This casting wouldn’t be that bad. Compared to Jesse the fast talking teenager getting the Lex Luthor role, anything is good.

    • DNAsplitter

      My gut feeling on Eisenberg is that we’re going to be seeing a transformation in him from playing teenager/young roles to more serious adult roles – like Dicaprio in the early 2000s. But I’m confident that the guy’s gonna nail the part.

      • Lex Walker

        Your gut feeling might be stomach cancer. See a doctor.

      • dguvnorspecial1

        i take back my previous casting of josh brolin as bruce wayne,shave his head and he’d be a great lex luthor against superman!

  • Craig Goldberg

    This has Jimmy Kimmel written all over it

  • RecoveR

    Ofcourse this is probably a false rumour, probably a hoax because of the whole Ben Affleck and Matt Damon thing, They should definitely go with someone else

  • gar216

    Aquaman will be DC’s Thor if done right. Damon is not the right guy for the job. They have to go younger. I’d be okay with Momoa.


      how was thor “done right”? weakest franchise in the mcu in my opinion

      • gar216

        That’s your opinion. And I never actually said that Thor was “done right”. I said that Aquaman could be DC’s Thor. Thor is portrayed as a fish out of water type character in the MCU. I think that it adds an extra layer to what could be a horrendous big screen version of a 2nd tier character. Thor (on earth) so out of place that it creates a connection to average audiences. The fact that he is a physical powerhouse stops the humor from belittling the overall character.

      • kw

        I’d take Thor 1 & 2 over Iron Man 2 & 3 any day.

  • ervin

    i don’t like them apples

  • Dave

    Damon was rumored back in August when Cranston was rumored for Luthor.

  • unsean

    If true, it’s stunt casting of the worse sort.

    • Lex Walker

      Casting of the worse sort seems to be this franchise’s specialty though.

  • Jonze

    I’d be okay with Damon but they’ll more than likely go with Momoa since he’s younger and cheaper

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      Momoa’s apples are also bigger. So…absolutely.

  • matt damon


    • kw

      You like little miss thing suckin on your c0ck?

  • verasgunn

    My first thought about this is that a Batman + Aquaman Brave and the Bold movie would absolutely need to be made.

  • jk

    Can we just not have Aquaman in the JLA movie? Trade him in for someone else. Plastic Man or Blue Beetle–someone who does suck as much.

  • JoeNiqua

    I would love to see his face when someone asks him if he would be Aquaman. bahahaha

  • God’s Diamond

    The justice league works with aquaman throughout the movie but the earth doesn’t know he exists. They have a conference at the end of the movie where they introduce each jl member. Right when aquaman steps up to the mic, superman tells the world, “apologies to aquaman, we ran out of time.” Aquaman swears revenge and sets up jl2

  • Hombre Acuático

    Best Aquaman i seen photoshoped is Gerard Butler. He brings Bad Ass to the table like no other and surprisingly looks good on blond hair, and he likes to surf, swim, etc. you get my point.

  • chris

    Yeah! Matt Damon signing up to a project by director Zack Snyder! —— NOT!

    • Strong Enough

      Well he did do elysium so…

  • Kara

    Adrian From Entourage is the obvious choice for aquaman

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    If Matt Damon is gonna be in a DC movie, he should play Oliver Queen.
    Stephen Amell is great…but he’s not film star quality.

    Like Jason Bourne, Damon as GA will keep the JL honest from a distance while being righteously badass.

  • Thomas K.

    He’d kill it as Flash… Could probably pull off Lantern…
    But AQUAMAN?! That doesn’t match up in the slightest.

  • Strong Enough

    “Do it, do it”

  • LuckRequired

    Damon should play Joker. Then he and Ben can fight each other for Kevin Smith’s hand in marriage.

  • Christian Grey


  • Royale With Cheese

    This has been rumored since Affleck came on. Geoff Johns version of Aquaman is a complete badass and I would love to see him on the big screen but I doubt he’ll be brought to life.

  • LEM

    I would call every bit of actual castings news from WB/DC very amusing.

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  • Lex Walker

    Josh Holloway as Aquaman?

  • Lex Walker

    Okay, okay, anyone willing to be in a superhero movie that isn’t holding out to be asked by Marvel? ANYONE?!

  • Steven

    Yep, but he looks like one.

  • Batt Damon

    Val Kilmer

  • Lex Walker

    They’re not gonna fall for that again.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    As what? Gorilla Grodd maybe.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Why? Because he’s blond and had his shirt off standing all musculary in the water in Lost? :D

  • The Flobbit

    Could Joe Manganiello pull it off?

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Loved that movie! The soundtrack was also superb.

  • Lex Walker

    That’s 80% of the role right there,

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    The other 20% being a conman going by the alias ‘Sawyer’.
    Could work! As long as they leave Kate out of this.