Last night, it was /zack-snyder-will-direct-justice-league-after-batman-vs-superman/confirmed that Zack Snyder is officially directing Warner Bros. and DC Comics epic ensemble Justice League. Shortly thereafter, it was also /is-zack-snyder-shooting-batman-vs-superman-and-justice-league-back-to-back/revealed that the movie will shoot back-to-back with Batman Vs. Superman for a possible 2017 release date. Now comes word that Matt Damon is being eyed as Aquaman.

The Wrap broke the news last night during their reporting of Justice League. The news originated nearly a year ago, after it was revealed that Ben Affleck was taking on the role of Batman in DC's expanded cinematic universe. This at first appeared to be a joke, but now it looks like the actor may actually be joining his longtime best friend. The pair became Hollywood's Golden Boys of 1997 when they won Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. They have since been frequent collaborators.

Here is the official news report:

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One casting rumor that has been circulating around Hollywood for more than a year is that Ben Affleck's close friend and collaborator Matt Damon is being sought to play Aquaman, though to be fair, Jason Momoa has also been rumored for that role (among others), and he is expected to appear in Batman Vs. Superman in some unknown capacity.

Last week, we /has-jason-momoa-officially-joined-batman-vs-superman/reported that Jason Momoa has actually been signed to the movie for months now, even though the actor himself denies it. Warner Bros. and DC have not officially commented on the casting. While he has been rumored for Aquaman, Jason Momoa is also being rumored for either Doomsday or Martian Manhunter.

There is no confirmation that Aquaman will be in Batman Vs. Superman. He is rumored to have been included in early drafts of the screenplay. He is said to have been reimagined as more of a barbarian. Do you think Matt Damon is right for this role? Or would you rather see Jason Momoa, who has played barbarians before, take on the less-than-coveted role?

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