Jimmy Kimmel Wrote a Comic Book as a Kid and JJ Abrams Turned It Into a Movie (Video)

Happy 50th birthday, buddy

Last Updated: November 14, 2017 @ 9:47 AM

Sometimes childhood dreams do come true — just ask Jimmy Kimmel.

No, we’re not talking about his successful late-night run, or even the fact that Kimmel has established himself as the best awards show host on the planet. This is all about “The Terrific Ten.”

You see, when James Kimmel was 9 or 10 years old, he created, wrote and illustrated a comic book in the vein of “The Fantastic Four.” His just so happened to have half-a-dozen more characters, many with questionable — at best — superpowers.

For Kimmel’s 50th birthday, friends of the ABC personality turned his creation into a live-action movie trailer.

J.J. Abrams directed the effort, which starred Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Cousin Sal, Jon Hamm, Shaq, Ty Burrell, Billy Crudup, Jake Tapper and Wanda Sykes.

Naturally, Matt Damon played the supervillain, Mr. Bolt. It truly was “terrific.”

Watch the trailer above.