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Matt Damon Stands Up for His Bro Affleck, But Won't Play Robin

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How 'bout a little round of Pyramid? Okay, just take a stab at what we're describing here: peanut butter and jelly; crackers and cheese; hugs and kisses; thunder and lightning; Ben Affleck and Matt Damon ...

Ding, ding, ding!

"Things that go together" is right-o. Buuuut that last pair hasn't been a thing for more than a decade, and we've got some bad news for those who were hoping to see 'em reunite as the Caped Crusader and his trusty sidekick. It ain't happening.

As you have no doubt heard by now, Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" follow-up last week — maybe titled "Batman Vs. Superman" — and after all the groaning and hissing piped down a bit, people started thinking about what kinda Batman Affleck could actually be. Would he go the Christian Bale "Dark Knight"-y route, scowling solo, or will he opt for a George Clooney-esque approach with his red and green-clad second stringer on tap? And if it is the latter of the two, who'd be the ideal suitor to play Robin?

That's when the internet, glorious though it is, started with the photoshoppery of Matt Damon as the Boy Wonder like so:

Well, now Damon himself has spoken up about his bestie suiting up as Gotham City's own, and while he won't likely be following suit, he's got confidence in his boy's ability to handle the super part.

"I think it will be great. It will be terrific," he said to Indian press during a visit in support of Water.org. "I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know, he's not playing King Lear. It's Batman! Certainly within his skill set."

So, if it were Shakespeare he'd be singing a different tune, then? Who knows. For now, though, he just thinks the movie-observing world should give his bestie some credit for his latest stuff.

"If anybody saw 'Argo' or 'The Town,' and all the work he's been doing lately, it's way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people," Damon declared. "Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that."

And as for this ...

... well, Damon's got his reasons for being uninterested.

"I am a little older than Ben. I never saw Robin as older than Batman," he explained, adding that he'd seen some of this interweb handiwork vetting him for the part and found it "really funny."

Plainly enough, though, he added, "it's safe to say I won't be Robin."

"Batman Vs. Superman" (or whatever they'll call it) will also feature Henry Cavill returning as the Man of Steel and is set for a summer 2015 release.

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