There’s few stars in the world as big as Matt Damon is right now. From his career making turn in Good Will Hunting back in the mid ’90s, to his Oscar-nominated role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, he’s cemented his role as one of the true golden boys of Hollywood cinema.
And of course let’s not forget his greatest “performance” to date.
Matt Damon isn’t just one of the world’s most recognizable faces right now, he’s also one of the most profitable actors currently working in Hollywood — the seventh top grossing movie star of all time.
So what’s next for the Oscar-winning actor? Here’s Matt Damon’s next five upcoming projects as both actor and producer.
1. The Great Wall (2017)
The Great Wall is a pretty interesting and unique project. A joint American-Chinese English language venture pushed forward on the fact that Matt Damon is a really big name in China right now following The Martian. It will be the first big budget Chinese historical blockbuster made entirely in China, with a Chinese director, and a Chinese-owned Hollywood studio.
Set in medieval China during the Northern Song Dynasty of 960–1279, The Great Wall explores mysteries around the world famous Great Wall of China. What mysteries, you ask? Epic sci-fi fantasy monster mythologies, of course.
The question is asked — it took 1,700 years to build the Great Wall, but what were they trying to keep out? If you answered Genghis Khan, you’d be wrong, as it turns out that the answer to that question is: Big ass monsters.
Directed by Zhang Yimou, The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau. It releases in China December 2016 and lands in the USA February 17, 2017.
2. Downsizing (2017)
A crazy concept with a big name cast, comedy/drama Downsizing is certainly a risky venture in terms of just how strange the story is. Here’s what we know so far.
Matt Damon is one half of a married couple whose lives begin to spin out of control. Instead of going to couple’s therapy, getting a divorce, buying a sports car or whatever else mid-life-crisis brings you, they decide instead to have their bodies shrunk so they can join a community of tiny people.
However, his wife backs out at the last moment, so it’s down to Damon’s character — currently known only as a man from Omaha — to go and find a place for his tiny self in one of these new communities. Basically it’s Honey, I Shrunk Matt Damon!
Downsizing is written and directed by Alexander Payne, and also stars Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Sudeikis. It releases December 25, 2017 in the USA.
3. Suburbicon (2017)
A George Clooney directed black comedy written by Ethan and Joel Coen, where do we sign up? That’s what we’ve got in Suburbicon, set to be released next year.
Set in the 1950s, Suburbicon centers around a suburban family who is forced to turn to blackmail and betrayal to take revenge after they undergo a home invasion. We don’t know a whole lot else about the story right now, but given that it’s written by the Coen brothers, you can bet there are going to be plenty of outlandish characters and comical violence.
Matt Damon joins an all-star cast including Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac. Suburbicon is directed by George Clooney and is set for an unspecified 2017 release.
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