In a recent interview with E Online Matt Damon was asked who would win in a fight between Jason Bourne and Ben Affleck’s Batman and here is what he said:
“Jason Bourne would kick the shit out of Batman—absolutely! Batman’s gotta take on Superman first,” he added. “If he could beat him then maybe he could take on Jason Bourne.”
Now, clearly this is just a jab among friends, Affleck and Damon are besties after all! But it is an interesting question nonetheless. Who would win? Obviously Batman has tech and money on his side, but Bourne, at least from a combat standpoint, is no slouch! He is highly trained in both hand-to-hand combat as well as being a master of stealth.
But it is tough to really compare… I would give an edge to Batman simple because he has superior armor and we even get to see him face people of similar skills (Deathstroke for instance) and he more than holds his own.
Sadly we will never see this fight. After all Bourne is not a superhero! Although Damon does not quite see it that way:
“I think they’re kind of out of superheroes,” Damon said. “Ben’s going to be like the sixth or seventh Batman, so I don’t think there’s really any left. So I’m good. Jason Bourne is my superhero.”
And Damon really does not see Batman as a threat, even stating that he would have to beat Superman before Bourne would even consider it a challenge. I think Damon is reaching quite a bit though. Again, arguably Batman is equally if not more trained and he has far more tech than Bourne and a operations budget that is through the roof! There is just no chance in hell that he could score a win.
Maybe if he was fighting Bruce Wayne? That is a fight I would love to see and a fight that is more on a fair board for each fighter.
But this is just one man’s opinion… Who do you think would win and why? My money is on the Bar, but if it was only Wayne vs Bourne that my be a toss up.
Additionally, do you consider Jason Bourne to be a super hero?