Jason Momoa Makes Ben Affleck's Batman Appearance In Aquaman 2 Instagram Official: "Reunited Bruce And Arthur"
Ben Affleck will reprise the role of The Dark Knight in next year's Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. So much for surprises.
Jason Momoa has let slip that Ben Affleck will appear as Batman in Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom.
The 42-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a picture with his co-star, and revealed he will be back as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the forthcoming DC Extended Universe (DCEU) sequel, in which Momoa will reprise his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman.
He captioned the image: "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 (sic)"
Momoa broke the news after fans on a Warner Bros bus tour — they are also in the video as well — were tipped off about Affleck filming with him on the premises. (Wait, did director James Wan or, for that matter, the studio approve of this leak?)
Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Temuera Morrison and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are expected to return for the sequel, which will also feature Pilou Asbæk in a role yet to be confirmed.
Affleck first played the superhero in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then again in Suicide Squad (released in the same year) and Justice League, in both the 2017 theatrical cut and the HBO Max-exclusive director's cut. He is also expected to turn up as Batman in The Flash, which is due out in June 2023.
In April's CinemaCon, Momoa revealed he had a "big hand" in the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom script.
"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' is amazing," he said. "I got to see a little bit of it. Not that much of it. It's amazing. The action and special effects are amazing. It's funny. It's heartfelt.
"I had a big hand in the script with James [Wan] — it's pretty much all me and I love it. I'm extremely proud of it. Unfortunately, you have to wait until 2023, but you know it'll be the best movie of the year."
Wan also shared that the cast was put through less "physical pain" than in the first film, because new technology has been developed to reduce the amount of wirework required.
He explained: "On the first movie, we really put the actors through a lot of physical pain, you know hanging them on wires and what we call tuning forks. It was not the most comfortable apparatus to be strapped into.
"With this film we were able to now embrace new technology where we literally captured ... literally putting like 100 cameras on the actors, capturing their performances and then taking what they do and then applying that to 3D versions of themselves."
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom starts its global rollout in cinemas in March 2023. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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