Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Return In Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, Jason Momoa Reveals
Ben Affleck returns as Batman in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Lead actor Jason Momoa has confirmed via Instagram that the ex-Batman will be seen in the Aquarius sequel that is part of the DC Extended Universe. Momoa posted a photo of himself and Affleck on the set of Aquaman 2, with the caption: “REUNITE bruce and arthur. I love you and I miss you. Ben WB studio tours just got a good look at the backlot. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, directed by James Wan, will hit theaters in March 2023.
By 2019, Affleck would be done with Batman — officially putting up the cape and hood, and even stepping down from directing his own standalone film, built on Zack Snyder’s universe. It was later confirmed that he was part of Andy Muschietti’s team. the flash movie starring Ezra Miller, which would feature a multiverse concept where the Dark Knight would play a “substantial” role in the DC movie. the flash will be released in June 2023.
It’s unclear how big Affleck’s role will be in Aquaman and the Lost Realm, though footage shows him wearing a suit and a clean-shaven face — hinting at his appearance as billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. Production on the film was officially completed in January. So the photos are from a recent recovery session at Warner Bros. studios.
Aquarius filmmaker Wan is directing the sequel from a screenplay co-written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Momoa. Details are overwhelming, but fans can expect more world-building in the realm of Atlantis. Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman stars alongside Amber Heard, who plays Mera, the princess of Xebel and daughter of King Nereus. Other members include Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, and Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius – who was the subject of an internet hoax earlier this year.
At the end of Aquaman (2018), David Kane was rescued from Yahya Abdul-Mateen II by Dr. Stephen Shin, a marine scientist obsessed with Atlantis. We may see Black Manta return as a villain in the Aquarius in connection. And who knows, it might later be included in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad storylines.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters worldwide on March 17, 2023.
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