“Aquaman 2 is a total mess”: DCU Fans Outrage After James Wan Reveals Truth Behind Ben Affleck’s Role in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2

James Wan clarified rumors that Ben Affleck will not be in the movie

"Aquaman 2 is a total mess": DCU Fans Outrage After James Wan Reveals Truth Behind Ben Affleck's Role in Jason Momoa's Aquaman 2

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  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming DCU film directed by James Wan
  • The film focuses on Jason Momoa's Aquaman protecting his kingdom against Black Manta
  • Fans are disappointed with the delays and continuity issues with the movie
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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming DCU film directed by James Wan and focusing on Jason Momoa’s Aquaman siding alongside his brother to protect their precious kingdom against Black Manta. With James Wan at the helm of the movie as its director, the fans are beginning to get disappointed little by little.

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In a recent interview, Wan clarified the rumors that Ben Affleck will not be a part of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Giving more reasons for people to hate the DCU, the director revealed that scenes of Batman were only kept for safety reasons so that they could explain the timeline!

Jason Momoa in Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Jason Momoa in Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

James Wan Became Too Honest For His Own Good!

After Zack Snyder’s vision for the DCEU was left incomplete, James Gunn decided to take the matter into his own hands and create the DCU. James Wan, who directed the 2018 film Aquaman is one of the gems that DC Studios holds, and they were prepared to use him for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

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James Wan
James Wan

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With each delay and continuity issue, people started getting disappointed with the movie. In a recent interview with Empire (via X), The Conjuring director talked about how Ben Affleck’s scenes as Batman were going to be used only in case of emergencies and that the actor wasn’t actually a part of the movie!

“Probably not. All I’ll say is that those scenes were just to have something in the bank in case we needed to explain time continuity if we came out [before The Flash].”

And with the chaotic timelines and shifting tides, people took to the social media platform, X, to troll James WanAquaman 2, and the entire DCU!

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Fans Troll James Wan, Aquaman 2, And The DCU!

Jason Momoa and James Wan
Jason Momoa and James Wan

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After the director’s comments became viral, people soon started trolling James Gunn’s DCU for being too chaotic. Wondering how the director didn’t exactly know what was in his movie, people took to X and created some hilarious content.

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With many more interesting scenes that might have been deleted, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set for a release date of 20 December 2023 in theaters across the U.S.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2017

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.