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– by Nick Doll

It appears Matt Damon has turned down the chance to again appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Perhaps playing an actor playing Loki was too much.

Apparently, there has been a rumor that I missed that Matt Damon was being eyed to play the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. But, alas, it sounds like Damon already passed on the role.

The news comes from The Tracking Board editor-in-chief Jeff Sneider, who said on today’s episode of Meet the Movie Press:

“The rumor that was sort of plaguing Hollywood for the last couple weeks was that Matt Damon was going to be the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming 2. I’m told he passed…”

Bummer. I don’t know what villain Damon was being considered for, but he would make a killer Norman Osborn… should Sony go that direction again, which I personally would very much like to see. Every iteration of Spider-Man needs the Green Goblin, just like every reboot of Batman has eventually featured Joker.

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Not much is known about Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, save that Jon Watts is back to direct, and Tom Holland and most his teenage friends will return for the sequel.

We do know that Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 swings into theaters on July 5, 2019, immediately after the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4.

What villain do you think would have been a good fit for Matt Damon? Are you disappointed, or relieved that he isn’t involved in the film? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Meet The Movie Press