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Real Reason Fans Should Be Concerned if Ben Affleck Will Replace Michael Keaton as DC’s Batman

Reports allegedly suggest that Aquaman 2 will be the comeback for Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry as he forms an uncertain pact in an order to save the future of Atlantis. One rumor that had us most excited for the film was the news about Michael Keaton joining as Bruce Wayne/Batman. A cloud of rumors has taken place about the DCEU and Warner Bros. Currently, WB is going through a lot of disasters and the DCEU has not escaped the blemish.

Aquaman 2 rumor points to Ben Affleck's Batman replacing Michael Keaton's Dark Knight
Aquaman 2 rumor points to Ben Affleck’s Batman replacing Michael Keaton’s Dark Knight

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Previously WB was working on scrapping the streaming-exclusives content. One of the films was set to debut as a part of the DCEU big-screen project which is the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

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Rumor: Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Replace Michael Keaton in Aquaman 2

Ben Affleck is likely to replace Michael Keaton in Aquaman 2
Ben Affleck is likely to replace Michael Keaton in Aquaman 2

The entire confusion was created when it was revealed that Michael Keaton would not be showing up in the movie, and Ben Affleck would show up as the Caped Crusader. This news created so many questions to know if Warner Bros. was setting trouble for Michael Keaton’s way in the DCEU moving forward, but later the rumor gets twisted in a completely different way.

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Recently Hollywood Reporter revealed the actual reason for the actor being replaced by Ben Affleck in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The news said that Michael Keaton’s scenes were altered in the Aquaman sequel because test audiences think his appearance is confusing, with some audiences wondering how this version of the Dark Knight made its way into this universe.

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Ben Affleck’s Aquaman 2 Appearance Is Tied to an Issue With Michael Keaton’s Batman

Rumor suggests Ben Affleck returning as Batman in Aquaman 2
Rumor suggests Ben Affleck returning as Batman in Aquaman 2

Additionally, Ben Affleck’s supposed to return to the role of Batman was first confirmed by Jason Momoa on Instagram, where he posted photos of himself with Ben Affleck. But for now, however, Warner Bros. has yet to finalize Ben Affleck’s return as the Caped Crusader.

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There might be other reasons for the actor getting chopped from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, but for now, this is what fans are predicting. For most of the audience, he in the DCEU is still an unknown thing. The actor is set to play a major role in Ezra Miller’s The Flash in the upcoming year, where fans can see the context for how his version of the Dark Knight made it into this universe.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release on March 17, 2023.


Written by Shreeparna Das