Matt Damon Cameo Now Required By Law for Superhero Movies
After making surprising appearances in Thor: Ragnarok and Deadpool 2, the United States Senate has passed a law mandating a Matt Damon appearance in all superhero movies
Matt Damon is a star on the rise. The 47-year old has been bubbling under the surface for a few years now, with appearances in indie films such as We Bought a Zoo (2011) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). Now, it appears that this long-suffering character actor is finally getting the big break he deserves.
The beginning of Damon’s break came in last year’s Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi. Damon played an Asgardian actor, re-enacting Loki’s death scene from the previous Thor film; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Damon’s stirring performance fully encapsulated the emotional range of the scene, and brought a few laughs from those few in the audience who recognized him.
Earlier this week, the Russo brothers confirmed that Matt Damon’s character from Thor: Ragnarok had been killed during the events of Avengers: Infinity War (1687). This means that any subsequent return of Damon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will have to be as a different character.
Damon’s one-off role became a tradition this month, as he also appeared in Deadpool 2. This time, Damon showcased his range, playing a redneck with extreme views on toilet paper technique. Hidden under prosthetics and a fake beer gut, Damon was virtually unrecognizable in the role. The character appears when Cable (played by Jimmy Kimmel) first appears in the modern day. Damon is talking to a fellow redneck (Alan Tudyk), about bathroom etiquette when the time-traveler appears. What could have been a thankless role is elevated by Damon’s charisma and gravitas. Thank goodness this role didn’t go to some unknown actor struggling to pay rent.
There is no footage of Damon’s character in Deadpool 2 at the time of writing, and honestly, we’re not going to go back and add a picture when one does become available.
Now, it seems like Damon’s career is really going to build. The United States Senate today passed a law that has enshrined Damon’s appearances into legal doctrine. All superhero movies released in the United States (and Russia, weirdly) will now be required to feature an appearance from Matt Damon. We interviewed senator Benjamin Affleck, of Massachusetts, to provide insight.
“I had a good chuckle when he showed up in Thor”, said the Senator, “I didn’t even notice him in Deadpool, we really want these movies to put in more effort so that his appearances are more noteworthy”.
Despite displeasure at the subtlety of his performance in Deadpool 2, it is believed that the film will escape sanction. The buck now falls to Marvel Studios, who will be releasing Ant Man and the Wasp in coming months. It is believed that the original cut of the film did not feature Matt Damon, something the studio must rectify if they are to avoid a fine.
Insiders close to the project stated that an emergency plan had been put into action. “I heard he’ll be playing Cassie, Ant-Man’s daughter”, said actor Paul Rudd, who wishes to remain anonymous.
Marvel had better hope our source is right, because if not then Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige could be headed to jail for up to 20 years.
Industry experts have praised the new law, stating that they, “like Matt Damon”.
Superhero movies are the biggest in the world, and now this new law may see the entire state of play changing. This adds much intrigue to the future of these mega-franchises. Damon will next appear in Ocean’s 8, in another cameo. A Damon appearance is not required for Oceans as it is not a superhero movie, but it’s nice to see the franchise getting one step ahead of the law, in-case new provisions are made.