“James Wan Teases Batman Surprises in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom'”
Metropolis, September 18, 2023 — In a recent interview, the director of the highly anticipated sequel, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” James Wan, addressed the swirling rumors surrounding the possible appearances of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batman in the upcoming DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film.
Fans of the DCEU have been buzzing with excitement and speculation about the involvement of Keaton and Affleck’s iconic versions of Batman in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Both actors have portrayed the Caped Crusader in past films, Keaton in Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992), and Affleck in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) and “Justice League” (2017).
In the interview, director James Wan neither confirmed nor denied the rumors but hinted at the possibility of a surprise. “We have some exciting surprises in store for fans in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,'” Wan said with a sly smile. “The DCEU is all about embracing the rich history of these characters and exploring new dimensions within the universe. It’s safe to say that anything is possible.”
Wan’s cryptic response has only fueled fans’ curiosity and anticipation for the film. The DCEU has a track record of bringing together characters from different corners of its cinematic universe, as seen in “Justice League” (2017) and “The Flash” (2022). Could “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” continue this trend by featuring multiple versions of Batman?
As of now, no official confirmation has been provided regarding the extent of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s involvement in the film. Still, James Wan’s comments suggest that fans should be prepared for some exciting surprises when the movie hits theaters.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster “Aquaman,” which grossed over $1 billion worldwide. The film is expected to delve deeper into the underwater world of Atlantis and its conflicts, with Jason Momoa returning as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, alongside Amber Heard as Mera.
The speculation surrounding the possible appearances of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as Batman adds another layer of excitement to what is already one of the most anticipated DCEU films of the year. Fans will have to wait until the movie’s release to see whether their favorite Dark Knights will make a splash in the world of Aquaman.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is set to hit theaters in late 2023, and fans are counting down the days to unravel the mysteries of this underwater adventure.