Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Momoa has teased the way forward for Batman within the DC Universe, revealing that he shot with a number of Batman actors for the movie. The sequel, which has been delayed a number of instances however is at present set to premiere on Christmas Day, is the follow-up to 2018’s Aquaman, the highest-grossing movie within the DCU worldwide. The new movie, which was helmed by returning director James Wan, will comply with Aquaman (Momoa) as he’s compelled to type an alliance with an unlikely companion to assist save Atlantis. The returning solid additionally consists of Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman.
The Wrap had the chance to talk with Momoa about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom whereas the star was at Sundance selling the brand new documentary Deep Rising. During their dialog, the star let it slip that “I shot with a couple different Batmans” over the course of the movie’s prolonged manufacturing schedule. However, contemplating the current modifications within the lineup of the DCU, he would not reveal which performer or performers he’s referring to, or which of them will find yourself within the completed product, saying “you just don’t know what’s going on and we’ll see what the end product is.”
The DCU was lately thrown into flux through the merger between its dad or mum firm Warner Bros. and Discovery. The most dramatic impact of this merger was the outright cancelation of the Batgirl film whereas it was in post-production. That movie would have featured Michael Keaton returning because the model of Batman he performed in 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, tying in with an look within the additionally delayed The Flash and a rumored look in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Presumably, Keaton is among the actors Momoa talked about filming with, although it can’t be confirmed as of but.
For fairly some time, it was wanting just like the DCU would use the occasions of The Flash to reassert Keaton as the primary Batman of the DCU, at the very least for a brief interval. However, Ben Affleck (who performed the position in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League) was doubtlessly set to return alongside him, and an Instagram picture of the actor with Momoa spurred rumors that he can be showing in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as effectively. It appears that the DCU, now underneath the auspices of co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, remains to be deciding what the way forward for the franchise goes to appear like and would possibly change Aquaman to suit no matter course they resolve.
The one Batman performer that’s least more likely to be becoming a member of the DCU is definitely the one who has been most profitable up to now 12 months: Robert Pattinson. Pattinson starred within the 2022 hit The Batman, which takes place in a universe separate from the DCU. It may at all times be folded in ought to Gunn and Safran decree it, however that does not appear to be within the playing cards. Ultimately, it should seemingly take till the discharge of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom for any of those inquiries to be answered definitively.