Ben Affleck and Will Smith are two of the few actors who have been certified megastars before taking on roles in comic book movies and while anticipation is high for ‘Justice League,’ which opens this week, it seems that unbeknownst to everyone, Affleck actually starred in another super flick, adapted from a much more obscure comic book. How obscure? There’s only one copy in existence. But as luck would have it, this copy fell into the hands of none other than superstar director J.J. Abrams, who called on Affleck and other Hollywood A-listers to bring it to life.
As a birthday tribute to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Abrams and Affleck created a trailer for a nonexistent film based on the ‘Terrific Ten’ a comic that Kimmel wrote and drew as a child. And what a cast they assembled!
Here’s the line up:
Affleck appears as Muscle Man, King of the Superheroes
Billy Crudup, Affleck’s ‘Justice League’ costar, as Color Kid, sidekick to Muscle Man
Zach Galifianakis as Super Duck
Shaquille O’Neal as Spire, God of Weapons
Ty Burrell as Mergiv, God of Wonders
Will Arnett as Meinstrom, God of Weather
Jason Bateman as the stretchy Bendolite
Jon Hamm as Lucky Lad, the leprechaun
Cousin Sal as Super Sal
Jennifer Anniston as Laser Lass, the Lady One
But it may take all of these heroes’ might to take on the villain of the story and his henchperson. Check out Affleck and Abrams on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ below:
Yes, the most frequent target of Kimmel’s barbs, Matt Damon, who also happens to be Affleck’s best friend appears as villain Dr. Bolt, while comedian Wanda Sykes appears as a box of bleach.
Considering that word keeps bubbling that Affleck may be on the way out of his role as Batman in the DCEU, it appears he has another super role as Muscle Man to fall back on.
Until this gets made into a real feature film, there’s still ‘Justice League’ opening in a couple of days.
‘Justice League’, directed by Zack Snyder (with Joss Whedon), stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ciarán Hinds, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa with Amy Adams, Billy Crudup, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, Joe Morton, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons and Robin Wright. It hits theaters on November 16th.