Clearly, this is bulls**t.

Matt Damon's out banging the promotional drum for the upcoming fifth Bourne movie and made sweeping, generalised comments about the ability of Jason Bourne in a tussle against the Dark Knight, who's currently being played by Damon's lifelong friend, Ben Affleck.

When asked if his character could take down Affleck's Batman, Damon was pretty upfront. "Jason Bourne would kick the s**t out of Batman, absolutely!", answered Damon, who we like to imagine got a swift Batarang to the face after he finished speaking.

Damon added, "Batman's gotta take on Superman first... If he could beat him then maybe he could take on Jason Bourne."

Yeah. RIGHT.

As to whether Damon would be interested in taking a superhero role, he was a bit cool on the subject. "I think they're kind of out of superheroes," Damon said. "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."

In fairness, we always thought Damon would make a perfect Green Lantern, now that Ryan Reynolds has left that behind and is firmly in the Marvel camp with Deadpool. Failing that, Damon could easily play someone in the X-Men Universe or even play an older, more worldly Eddie Brock from Spider-Man.

Getting back to the question at hand, do you think Jason Bourne could take Batman? Vote in our poll and let us know in the comments!


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