- The first trailer for The Last Duel has been released.
- Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck star in this 14th century France period piece.
- As a result of its time period, the hairstyles have turned out to be quite hilarious.
True story: I actually interviewed Matt Damon no more than 24 hours before this trailer for The Last Duel hit the internet. Had I been able to bear witness to its glory prior to our conversation, you bet your ass I would’ve mentioned it, particularly Damon’s medieval mullet. And how could I not, really? Ridley Scott has our dude out here looking like 14th century French Kid Rock.
In 14th-century France, knight Jean de Carrouges and his squire Jacques Le Gris are ordered to fight to the death after Carrouges accuses Le Gris of raping his wife.
Goofy and likely historical hair stylings aside, though, The Last Duel looks pretty excellent from where I’m sitting. Not only does it boast four A-listers — Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer — and not only is the legendary Ridley Scott directing, but Damon and Affleck helped write the script, marking the first time they’ve done so together since winning the Academy Award for Good Will Hunting.
Naturally, while movie fans found themselves understandably excited for The Last Duel, memes and jokes about the fashion choices were immediate and aplenty.
Gotta love Matt Damon and Ben Affleck runnin' around with WILD haircuts and facial hair meanwhile Adam Driver got to show up to set as. Man had the medieval swag already fully loaded pic.twitter.com/dadsO1RJOL
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) July 20, 2021
Ben Affleck once again keeping the meme economy afloat in The Last Duel pic.twitter.com/29SqobcOZz
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) July 20, 2021
Love how Ridley makes Affleck and Damon unrecognizable with their hairstyles and facial hair and then just turns around to Driver and goes, “Eh, maybe just grow a go-tee and we’re good.”
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) July 20, 2021
Why is Matt Damon playing Joe Exotic in The Last Duel tho pic.twitter.com/ivVE2nHVob
— Randy Meeks (@imrandymeeks) July 20, 2021
tfw Dunkin’ Donuts won’t be invented for another 600 years pic.twitter.com/Xc79ngzb8U
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 20, 2021
Honestly, Ridley Scott should retire after The LAST DUEL. It would bookend his career perfectly, as his first feature was 1977's THE DUELLISTS. pic.twitter.com/3DJnGnLc51
— Adam Frazier (@AdamFrazier) July 20, 2021
THE LAST DUEL (dir. Ridley Scott) pic.twitter.com/jSv09zHbU2
— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) July 20, 2021
Jodie Comer and Adam Driver fit like a glove in the world of THE LAST DUEL.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck look like they’re hosting Saturday Night Live, and this is one of the pre-recorded skits.
— Johnny Sobczak (@JohnnySobczak) July 20, 2021
— Ringer Dish (@RingerDish) July 20, 2021
nice to see Matt Damon rocking his normal look in The Last Duel – probably saved tons on hair and makeup pic.twitter.com/OQw1UAs1xg
— Braden Roberts (@BradenRoberts13) July 20, 2021
RIDLEY SCOTT: I want you for a medieval movie called The Last Duel.
BEN AFFLECK: Maybe.
RIDLEY SCOTT: Your buddy Matt Damon is in it. Adam Driver. Jodie Comer.
BEN AFFLECK: Hmm…
RIDLEY SCOTT: You're gonna look like Machine Gun Kelly.
BEN AFFLECK: I'm in. pic.twitter.com/dBF4uxgxD2
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) July 20, 2021
The Last Duel, which stars Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges, Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris, Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges, and Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon, is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, October 15.
Oh, and keep out for our full interview with Matt Damon, which will be dropping on Monday in both podcast and article form.