Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams hilariously bring to life Jimmy Kimmel’s childhood comic

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Mar 26, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT (Updated)

After playing 1950s Superman star George Reeves (in Hollywoodland), a pre-MCU Daredevil, and the DC Extended Universe’s Batman, Ben Affleck is about to take on the role of the greatest superhero of them all… in Jimmy Kimmel’s childhood comic book creation: The Terrific Ten.

Monday was Kimmel’s 50th birthday, and to celebrate the milestone, Affleck joined forces with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and a slew of other celebrities as they brought Kimmel’s vision as a 9-year-old to life. Which is basically every comic book fans’ dream.

Behold the hilarious Terrific Ten movie trailer world premiere, featuring the Justice League actor as Muscle Man, Billy Crudup as his sidekick Color Kid, Zach Galifianakis as Super Duck, Shaquille O’Neal as Spire, Ty Burrell as Mirgiv, Will Arnett as Meinstrom, Jason Bateman as Bendolite, Jon Hamm as Lucky Lad, Cousin Sal as Super Sal, Jennifer Aniston as Laser Lass, with Affleck’s partner-in-crime Matt Damon as the villainous Dr. Bolt and Wanda Sykes as the Bleach Master.

The colorful comic was written and illustrated by Kimmel and featured some awesomely silly superheroes who have to stop Dr. Bolt from “literally destroying the Earth” with an atomic bomb. Muscle Man and Super Duck assemble the team to prepare for the ultimate battle against Damon’s supervillain and the most terrible of Bolt’s Terrible Ten, the Bleach Master. Check it out:


The Terrific Ten certainly sounds like a fun if silly superhero adventure, and while it's doubtful we’ll get the chance to see Kimmel’s superheroes on the big screen, you can at least get your superhero fix by catching Affleck in Justice League starting Friday.