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Ben Affleck Brings Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic Book to Life

Ben Affleck Brings Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic Book to Life

J.J. Abrams brought a special present for Jimmy Kimmel as the host celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday's edition of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live". The actor was there to promote his film "Justice League" (opening Friday), but that also provided the flawless segue for Affleck to "surprise" the birthday boy with a gift.

Affleck, who plays Batman in the DCEU, recently opened up about growing up as a child actor with Damon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and he revealed that both of them auditioned to play Robin in Tim Burton's 1989 adaptation of Batman. Jon Hamm! That's a movie that I would see, especially when they're playing the likes of characters like Muscle Man ("I'm a man... with muscles") or Laser Lass ("I'm the lady one!") in a bonkers superhero movie trailer directed by the one and only J.J. Abrams.

The trailer plays out like any superhero movie created through the lens of a kid hugely influenced by reading too much of The Fantastic Four: there's a plot to destroy the world, Matt Damon cackles a lot, an evil bottle of bleach is played by Wanda Sykes.

Jimmy Kimmel seemed to be genuinely surprised by this freakish birthday treat.




"It demanded to be brought to life", Abrams told Kimmel before the trailer screened. Abrams showed the pages of the original comic book - published by Kimmel Komix - on the air as Kimmel recalled his inspiration for his early creation.

"We all suck", Damon, as Dr. Bolt, says.

"That's so sad though, in a way, that you went on to become Batman - not only didn't he get to be Robin, he's like begging for little bit parts in Thor." ".

"Wow. That was the best gift I ever got".


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