Ben Affleck is reprising his role as Batman in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. His return was announced by the film’s star Jason Momoa in an Instagram post, along with a selfie of the two actors. “Reunited,” Momoa wrote. “Bruce and Arthur. I love and miss you Ben WB studio tours just explored the backlot well. broke out on set all the great things to come AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j.
Alongside the two images, Momoa posted a short video from a Warner Bros. backlot tour. apparently finding out about Affleck’s involvement in the film. “Well it’s not a fucking secret anymore!” Momoa jokes, before showing off the Batman actor in his trailer.
Affleck previously played the Caped Crusader in a series of films set in the DC Extended Universe, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League and Suicide Squadand initially announced his retirement from the role in 2019. But it was later announced that Affleck would return as Batman in the flashwhich is due out in 2023, and we now know it will also appear in the Aquaman sequel.
Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson donned the cape for Batman’s latest solo outing, The Batman, and will be back for a sequel. Affleck had originally hoped to direct, co-write and star in his own Batman movie, before pulling out of the project.