Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to premiere on March 17, 2023 and will feature a familiar face after Jason Momoa shared on his Instagram the return of Ben Affleck as Batman.
Momoa will reunite with his fellow Justice League star in the sequel film to the 2018 hit DC Comics film, Aquaman. The titular star of the film thought it best to share the news online after the two were busted on the WB Studio Backlot Tours by some fans. “All great things coming Aquaman 2,” posted Momoa.
The plot is currently unknown, but Momoa pitched a story for an Aquaman sequel during production of the first film. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is directed by James Wan from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, and stars Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman alongside Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane / Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
Affleck will reprise his DC Extended Universe (DCEU) role as Bruce Wayne / Batman. The Argo star has played the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), as well as the four-hour Zach Snyder directors cut known as Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021). Affleck will also reprise his role as Batman in The Flash (2023) alongside another former Batman, Michael Keaton.
The 2022 hit film The Batman was originally set to star Affleck’s Batman, but after dealing with addiction and other personal issues Affleck opted to “retire” from playing Batman. However, as you can see by the Instagram video, Affleck is happy to be acting alongside his friend Momoa in the Aquaman sequel.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on St. Patrick’s Day 2023 as the 14th film in the DCEU following the release of Black Adam (October 21, 2022), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (December 21, 2022), and Batgirl (Late 2022).
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