Jason Momoa confirms Ben Affleck is returning as Batman for Aquaman 2.
In an Instagram post, Jason Momoa shares a photo with Ben Affleck.
“REUNITED bruce and arthur. love u and miss u Ben WB studio tours just explored the backlot alright. busted on set all great things coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j,” said Momoa.
Momoa also posted on his Instagram Story, “Well, it’s not a f’n secret anymore is it? That’s what happens Warner Bros. when you walk out of your set and there’s are fans. Hey, guys. Have a good time. [Laughs] Well, we tried to keep it a secret. [Laughs] Alright. Here we go.
Jason Momoa confirms Ben Affleck as Batman for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
Jason Momoa just confirmed on his IG that Batfleck is back and will appear in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ pic.twitter.com/AFGOb0kOhj
— M.C.T.V. (@MCTVPodcast) July 28, 2022
Ben Affleck Batman likely replacing Michael Keaton in Aquaman 2
News of Ben Affleck returning as Batman in Aquaman 2 is surprising and at the same time not that surprising, as it is guessed that the Ben Affleck Batman replaces the Michael Keaton Batman in Aquaman 2.
The original plan was to have The Flash released before Aquaman 2 where the Michael Keaton Batman would first appear in The Flash and then in Aquaman 2, but since The Flash now gets released after Aquaman 2, it wouldn’t make any sense to have Keaton first appear in Aquaman 2, so now it appears as if the Batman of choice in Aquaman 2 is Ben Affleck.
According to earlier rumors, the Michael Keaton Batman was to have appeared in Aquaman 2 twice: once in the first act to talk to Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry suggesting to him that something is wrong with the Earth’s core, where it’s guessed the Atlanteans are behind it, and the second time in the epilogue during a speech Aquaman says.
Again, now it appears as if the Ben Affleck Batman is doing those scenes, which apparently were recently reshot judging from Momoa’s recent Instagram post.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom gets released on March 17, 2023, with The Flash on June 23, 2023.