Jason Momoa has hinted that, in light of Ben Affleck's comeback, there may be more than one Batman in his next DCEU sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Possible Inclusion of More Batman in Aquaman 2
Jason Momoa has dropped hints that the next Aquaman sequel, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," may have a Batmen crossover.
Fans were crazy with James Wan's Aquaman film in 2018 thanks to its ridiculous humour, colourful visuals, and nonstop action.
Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman all played significant parts in the film that featured Momoa as Arthur Curry.
After the incredible success of DCEU's first film to earn over $1 billion at the box office, Aquaman, a sequel was promptly greenlit with Wan and Momoa returning.
While interest in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has always been great, it spiked once Momoa announced that Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Batman.
Although Momoa has been mum on plot elements involving Affleck's character in Aquaman 2, he has said that it was great to work with Affleck again.
The release date of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been pushed back from March to December 2023 as a result of the WB Discovery merger, which will not affect Ben Affleck's involvement in the film but may result in other modifications.
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Now, at the Red Carpet event for the finale of his Apple TV+ series, he's talking to AP about it.
See, Momoa seems to be hinting that Aquaman 2 will include more than one Batmen.
The actor makes no hard assertions but makes light of the situation by joking that fans have limited information and that Batman's presence in Aquaman 2 maybe even smaller than anticipated.
Take a look at what he has to say below.
Regarding the reunion, I am not at liberty to share any details.
It's possible he won't show there, and there may be anywhere from one to a dozen Batmen.
Who can say?
You are limited in your knowledge.
Before Affleck's involvement was announced, rumours circulated that Michael Keaton's Batman would appear in Aquaman 2.
Apparently, Keaton's Caped Crusader made a cameo in the test screenings, but viewers were confused as to where exactly Keaton's Batman fit into the overall narrative.
Since then, fans have debated whether or not Aquaman 2 has both Batmen, or whether or not Affleck has replaced Keaton as Batman (which was the more plausible scenario prior to Momoa's statements).
However, things are made more difficult by his new taunt.
If Aquaman 2 takes place after The Flash, then having many Batmen in the film makes logical, given fans have known for some time that the DCEU universe will be revealed in that film.
But in the midst of the constant reshuffling of the DCEU release calendar, it is difficult to identify the initial intention for Aquaman 2, since the film has been planned to premiere both before and after The Flash.
Since the new release date is after that, the multiverse may be used to cast both Keaton and Affleck in the film.
Nonetheless, the DCEU's long-term commitment to a certain Batman remains unclear; ideally, this will become clearer as the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom approaches.