Why Matt Damon Turned Down The Chance To Play His Favorite Superhero

Why Matt Damon Turned Down The Chance To Play His Favorite Superhero
Today, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is teeming with a roster of award-winning actors. But back in its beginning, not every Hollywood star was thrilled about playing a superhero. In the early 2000s, 20th Century Studios was working on a "Daredevil" stand-alone film starring major comic book characters, including the Man Without Fear, Elektra, Bullseye, and even Kingpin. While Ben Affleck ultimately portrayed the lawyer by day and vigilante at night superhero, he wasn't the first to be offered the role, as per his good friend and "Good Will Hunting" costar, Matt Damon.

When the studio was looking to cast an actor in...

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