Jason Momoa, the actor who plays Aquaman in the DCEU, and Ben Affleck – DC’s Snyderverse Batman, recently got together for some shoots of the upcoming Warner Bros. movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and has caused a frenzy amongst fans.
Momoa took to Instagram to share some pictures with his Justice League colleague a.k.a Ben Affleck’s Batman. Apparently, Affleck was spotted on the sets of Aquaman 2 for shooting a cameo scene. Fans are excited to see Batfleck in action once again.
Ben Affleck Gets In Shape For Batman Cameo
Affleck has already given a phenomenal performance as Batman in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Fans thought that his days of wearing the Batsuit are over as Robert Pattinson took over the role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which was released in 2022.
Affleck was spotted in his hometown Boston, MA wearing a grey T-shirt and jeans. He was seen on the sets of his untitled Nike film which talks about the origins of Nike Air Jordans. The photo went viral and left fans speculating if he got in the shape for his Batman cameo.
Fans’ Reaction Towards The Return of Batman
Fans were very excited when Jason Momoa revealed that Affleck will be a part of Aquaman 2 and went on to Twitter to shower their love on Batfleck.
BEN AFFLECK RETURNING AS BRUCE WAYNE FOR AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM IS THE BEST NEWS EVER pic.twitter.com/bpgXUGoAO5
— sabrina 🦇 (@nightwaynes) July 28, 2022
Ben Affleck is gonna be in AQUAMAN 2 as Bruce Wayne once again? Music to my ears 🥺🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Vupx0Urarf
— Block A 🃏 is on another vacation! 🌴 (@TheBlock_A) July 28, 2022
Ben Affleck every couple of years: 😏 pic.twitter.com/ihDwwDtSfI
— Hernandy (@Pollos_Hernandy) July 28, 2022
Looks like Ben Affleck is back as Bruce Wayne in #Aquaman2!
“Well, we tried to keep it a secret!” Momoa said in a video on his Instagram, before flashing a trailer labeled ‘B.A.’ w/ the sequel’s working title above it, indicating this is not old footage. pic.twitter.com/6gBvB2ZLlB
— Liam (@LiamTCrowley) July 28, 2022
Jim Lee, one week ago: “There are no plans for the Snyderverse moving forward.”
— Raised A Geek (@raisedageek) July 29, 2022
BATFLECK IS BACK BABY 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
THIS IS THE KIND OF NEWS I WANNA SAKE UP IN THE MORNING TO !
THIS IS HOW I WIN. !
THIS IS HOW THE SNYDERVERSE WILL SLOWLY RISE FROM THE ASHES !!!!! pic.twitter.com/1HW6NCn6NJ
— _Marco._.Polo_ | 03.18.21 (@This_is_MC057) July 29, 2022
Ben Affleck was last seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which was released on HBO Max due to huge public demand. He is set to reprise his role again in The Flash movie which is set to release in June 2023.
DC’s Dark Knight Problems
Many reports have stated that Micheal Keaton was originally supposed to appear in Aquaman 2 instead of Ben Affleck. But now after Jason Momoa shared the infamous picture on his Instagram account, fans have been left confused but elated.
Michael Keaton appeared as Batman in the Tim Burton movies back in 1989 and 1992. Recently he was set to take on the role again after over 30 years in The Flash movie. He is supposed to play a key role in the movie and also explains how he appears in the current DCEU timeline.
The decision on including Ben Affleck as Batman rather than Micheal Keaton may have been wiser, as Affleck is the more familiar face for the Caped Crusader to the current generation than Micheal Keaton.
However, if Keaton’s Batman appears in Aquaman 2, it won’t be the first time in DCEU that a character has been included in the movie without any context. Previously Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg made similar appearances in Dawn of Justice.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is set to hit the theatres on March 17, 2023.
Source: Daily Mail