Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Mamoa has revealed that Ben Affleck will be making an appearance as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming DC superhero film.
Jason Momoa took to Instagram to announce the news on Thursday, posting a picture of himself and Affleck on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. “REUNITED bruce and arthur,” the actor wrote in the caption. “love u and miss u Ben WB studio tours just explored the backlot alright. busted on set all great things coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j”
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Ben Affleck previously played Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU, having debuted in Zack Snyder’s 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He previously announced his retirement as Batman in 2019, and has been open about personal and professional strife that came with the role. Following that, it was revealed Affleck was suiting up once again for The Flash, the Ezra Miller starring film due out June 23, 2023.
As The Hollywood Reporter mentions, it was assumed that would be Affleck’s final time in the role, but now he is poised to return earlier with Lost Kingdom. Affleck will now join a cast that includes Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry. Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk also joins the cast in an undisclosed role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to arrive in theaters on March 17, 2023.