Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon star in superhero short for Jimmy Kimmel's birthday

Ben Affleck Brings Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic Book to Life Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West's Tweet During Jimmy Kimmel-Themed Mean Tweets for Host's Birthday
Nicole Thomas | 15 November, 2017, 06:37

Damon shows up as their the evil, melodramatic nemesis, Dr. Bolt, it shows just how successful and loved Jimmy Kimmel has become in Hollywood.

Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams added a star-studded trailer for a spoof superhero film to the list of surprises they gave Jimmy Kimmel Monday night to celebrate his 50th birthday. One of those roles was for a secret project, which ended up being the 1989 Batman film starring Michael Keaton.

The comic book characters portrayed in the trailer included Kimmel's longtime friend Affleck as Muscle Man, Aniston as Laser Lass, Zach Galifianakis as Super Duck, Billy Crudup as Color Kid, Ty Burrell as Mirgiv, Jon Hamm as Lucky Lad, Will Arnett as Meinstormt, Jason Bateman as Bendolight and Shaquille O'Neal as Spire.

The Abrams-directed spoof centers around a series of comic book characters that the late-night host created as a child, titled The Terrific Ten. 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.

Duke Basketball: Star Freshman Bagley Makes Early Impression on ACC
Marvin Bagley III reclassified this summer to graduate high school early and begin his college basketball career this season. Duke has won six straight meetings with Michigan State , but this may be the best Spartan team the Blue Devils have faced.

And of course, no team is complete without a villain to face off against. The actor has big plans for his holiday celebration next week, and they involve some special people in his life-including his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

As the heroes come to the realization that their superpowers aren't so super (villainous sidekick Wanda Sykes is a box of bleach, for example), Damon gets in a dig in at Kimmel.

"We all suck", he says of their superpowers. But Kimmel didn't seem to be offended, praising the clip as "the best present [he's] ever gotten".

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