Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
08/30/2013 at 07:10 AM EDT
At least someone has Ben Affleck
Fanboys and girls melted down over the news that Affleck was set to play
Batman in the next movie installment, but his pal Matt Damon
thinks the 41-year-old will "be great."
"It will be terrific," Damon tells the Times of India
. "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."
Damon, who won a Best Screenplay Oscar for Good Will Hunting
with Affleck in 1997, adds, "If anybody saw Argo
or The Town
and all the work he's been doing lately, it's way more nuanced and interesting than Batman."
There was speculation that once Affleck was cast, Damon, 42, would play his sidekick, Robin. But the actor laughs it off.
"I'm a little older than Ben," the father of four
says. "I never saw Robin as older than Batman."
Though he did get the visual when somebody sent Damon picture of his face Photoshopped on Robin's body and Affleck's on Batman's. "It was really funny," he says. "But it's safe to say I won't be Robin."