With reporting by Josh Horowitz
True, we have heard a snippet of how Affleck will treat the character in teasers and trailers... But that's been a heavily vocally modified version, filtered through the insane metallic suit Batman uses to fight Superman. So basically, we're in the same boat as Damon.
Even if he hasn't heard the Batman voice, though, Damon did hear Affleck's regular voice before the latter took the role. Because he called him. On the telephone.
"I talked to him about it. It was a big decision," Damon recalled. "He knew what the stakes were. Once he was able to get Chris Terrio to write the script, I think that made the decision for him. Chris is a fantastic writer and Ben really liked Zack [Snyder], who's directing, and it was like, 'well, I've got all the pieces that are necessary.' "
While he may not have gotten Affleck to give him a preview of the Bat-voice yet, it's impossible to miss the major bulk Affleck has put on.
"He put on like 30 pounds, which took him like nine months," Damon added. "He put on like 30 pounds of muscle, which is really not easy to do. You've gotta eat a lot. You've gotta be an omnivore. Or just greedy."