Ben Affleck is returning as Batman in Aquaman sequel with Jason Momoa

Published 29 Jul, 2022 12:16pm

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The film is set to hit theatres on March 17.

<p>Photo: Jason Momoa/Instagram</p>

Photo: Jason Momoa/Instagram

Jason Momoa has spilled the beans — Ben Affleck is returning as Batman in the Aquaman sequel — and we don’t blame him. With news this big, we’d want to shout it out to the world too and that is exactly what he did. With pics.

On Friday, he shared photos with Affleck, his excitement very much apparent on his face, captioned, “REUNITED Bruce and Arthur. Love you and miss you, Ben. Warner Bros studio tours just explored the backlot alright. Busted on set, all great things coming, Aquaman 2. All my aloha, J.”

His most recent role as Bruce Wayne/Batman was in 2017’s superhero mashup Justice League and in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The two-time Oscar winner played the dual role in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be featured in The Flash next year as well. Momoa has acted with Affleck in Batman v Superman and Justice League as Aquaman.

Details have not yet been released regarding Affleck’s role as Batman in the upcoming Aquaman movie. Momoa will return as Arthur Curry, the waterlogged hero. Directed by James Wan, the film will release in theatres on March 17. It has been written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The plot details are also under wraps, but Amber Heard is back for more, alongside Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park and others.

Affleck’s return as Batman is a pleasant surprise for some fans who knew Batman would rise again but didn’t know if the face under the mask would be Affleck’s. This was due to the fact he called the Justice League experience a low point in his life.

In an interview with the LA Times, he called it the “nadir” for him and said “that was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas and then director Zack Snyder’s personal tragedy (Snyder’s daughter Autumn died by suicide in 2017) and the reshooting” with new director Joss Whedon.

“It just was the worst experience. It was awful. It was everything that I didn’t like about this. That became the moment where I said I’m not doing this anymore.” He added that it wasn’t particularly Justice League that led to him reacting this way, “it could have been anything.”

His love life seems to be taking fun U-turns as well — he rekindled his romance with Jennifer Lopez almost a decade after they last dated and tied the knot this month after a year of dating.