Via his Instagram, AQUAMAN star Jason Mamoa has confirmed that Ben Affleck’s version of Batman — well, maybe just his Bruce Wayne — makes a cameo appearance in AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM.
Apparently, they were shooting the scene at Warner Bros. and were spotted by a group doing a studio tour. Here’s JM’s Instagram post…
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BOF did some checking and was told that Affleck’s scene as Batman and/or Bruce Wayne is apparently meant to replace a cameo that Michael Keaton did previously for AQUAMAN 2 since it now will be released and takes place before THE FLASH. Since AQM2 is now being released prior to TF, Keaton’s Bruce Wayne/Batman doesn’t “exist” yet during the events of AQM2.
Of course, it’s also possible that this is something totally new that is being added to AQM2 during reshoots. Regardless, the fact that this film now takes place before THE FLASH now makes it possible for Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman to show up.
Personally, I’m glad to get just a little more of Affleck as Batman and/or Bruce Wayne before THE FLASH changes things and installs Keaton as the “DCEU” Batman. I may not have liked BvS or ZSJL, but I’ve long been a fan of Ben Affleck. In fact, I wanted him as both Batman and the Batman on film director WAY before he was cast in BvS back in 2013.
Stay tuned to BOF for our coverage of both AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM and THE FLASH. – Bill “Jett” Ramey