- Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom’s director James Wan has addressed the confusion surrounding Batman’s potential cameo within the movie however did not present a transparent reply.
- It would not make sense to carry again Ben Affleck’s Batman since his character has seemingly been changed in The Flash. Utilizing Michael Keaton’s Batman would additionally create inconsistencies.
- The inclusion of Batman in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom can be pointless for the reason that DCEU is coming to an finish and being changed by DC Studios’ DC Universe.
James Wan is opening up concerning the reported Batman appearances in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom whereas breaking his silence on the DCEU cameo state of affairs. This yr is the ultimate yr for the DCEU earlier than James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe kicks off beneath the DC Studios regime. Regardless that The Flash felt extra like a finale to the DCEU, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom will really be the ultimate film entry within the franchise, after quite a few delays all through the previous couple of years.
One of many largest mysteries surrounding Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom is whether or not or not Batman is definitely within the movie, as Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton each shot materials for the film. With only some months left to go earlier than Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom’s launch, Wan has damaged his silence on the awkward state of affairs in a brand new Leisure Weekly interview. Wan defined that he needed to movie totally different cameos after they did not know if Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom would come out earlier than or after The Flash, whereas additionally addressing whether or not both actor can be in within the remaining film:
The tough factor early on was not realizing whether or not Aquaman would come out first or come out after [The Flash]. So, we simply needed to be ready. On the finish of the day, one of the best factor I’d say about this film is that it’s not linked in any option to any of these movies. That is the underside line. [When asked if either Batman appears in the movie] That is a ‘no remark,’ proper now. You are going to have to attend for the film to return out.
So, Will Aquaman 2 Really Have Any Batman Cameos?
Wan’s response makes issues extra complicated than they already have been relating to Batman’s precise standing in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. At this level, it could make sense if Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom did not use any of the Batman cameos. First, Affleck’s Batman has been lacking in motion for the reason that finish of The Flash, with George Clooney having seemingly changed him after Barry Allen’s time journey shenanigans. So it would not make sense to carry again Affleck.
However utilizing Keaton’s Batman in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom would even be complicated as a result of it could be unusual for him to immediately be the Batman of the DCEU and ignore The Flash’s ending. Nonetheless, the larger difficulty at hand is that it could be pointless for any Batman to be in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom when the DCEU is coming to an finish. There isn’t any motive to incorporate Batman when the DCEU continuity is nearly to get replaced by DC Studios’ DC Universe.
On the finish of the day, it is unlucky to see how there have been this many adjustments happening for Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom due to the shortage of course at DC Movies. Because of this Warner Bros. Discovery will profit from beginning over from scratch with the DC Universe, with extra everlasting management. Hopefully, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom will at the very least be a strong film in itself because it ends the DCEU franchise.
Supply: Leisure Weekly