Podcasts have become a mainstream source of media simply because they unveil a lot of fascinating information about instances which almost happened, but would have been absolutely mindboggling if they really did.
As Matt Damon appeared on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, the esteemed actor confessed to having auditioned for the roll of Robin in two distinct Batman projects, namely Tim Burton’s Batman & Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever.
Damon revealed that while he was out early from the talks of getting the role in Tim Burton’s version of The Dark Knight, he had to go through an exhaustive screening process for a role in Joel Schumacher’s Batman project.
Chris O’Donnell already had the part, but they were haggling over money. The studio was flexing, basically, by flying in two other people to screen test. They wanted Chris, but they just wanted him for a price. I remember at that stage in my career, you would go in and read, even if you knew you weren’t going to get the part.
While fans of the actor didn’t get to see him (on the contrary) playing Dick Grayson or Tim Drake in the earlier Batman films, he still has one of the best legacies as an actor, and that alone should be a thing to be glad about.[Via]