Jason Momoa finally confirms what we suspected about Ben Affleck

We finally have information on whether or not Ben Affleck could ever reprise his role as Batman.

The actor retired from the role of Bruce Wayne in 2017 after competing in Justice League. He was originally slated to star in and direct the standalone film The Batman, which would eventually star Robert Pattinson, but had to drop out because he couldn’t handle his own version of the superhero. “I tried to do a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but I just couldn’t find a version,” he said during a “Jimmy Kimmel Live! Looks. “I couldn’t crack it and figured it’s time for someone else to try. They have some really good people so I’m excited.”

However, in a surprising turn of events, it was revealed that Affleck would be donning his cape again in The Flash. According to director Andy Muschietti, the actor’s role in the film is crucial and without him, telling Barry Allen’s story would be difficult. “It’s a very integral part of the emotional impact of the film. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will reach an emotional level that we’ve never seen before,” he told Vanity Fair. Affleck also confirmed to the Herald Sun that it would be his final appearance as the Caped Crusader and that his role in the film “really nicely rounds out my experience with the character” (via NME).

But that might not be the case after all, thanks to an insider’s experience from none other than Jason Momoa.

Jason Momoa hints at Ben Affleck’s return to the DCEU

Jason Momoa has let the cat out of the bag: Ben Affleck will return to the DC Extended Universe once more. This time it’s for Aquaman 2.

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Momoa shared on Instagram that Affleck is back at Warner Bros. Studios. Along with photos of him fooling around with the newly married star, Momoa wrote: “REUNITED are Bruce and Arthur. I love you and miss you Ben. WB studio tours just explored the backlot.” He also posted a video of a group of tourists “beating them up” on set, in which he says, “Well, it’s not a fucking secret anymore, is it?” he exclaimed “Well, we tried to keep it a secret,” he said as he walked to a dressing room that had a sign outside that read BA. “Oops!”

It’s not that surprising that Affleck has decided to reprise his role as Batman. In his role on The Flash, he said he finally figured out how to play the world’s greatest detective. “I never said that — this is fresh out of the press — but maybe my favorite scenes related to Batman and the interpretation of Batman that I did were in the Flash film,” he told the Herald Sun (via IGN). “It was really fun and really really satisfying and encouraging and I was like, ‘Wow — I think I finally figured it out.'”

Amber Heard will also return for Aquaman 2

Ben Affleck’s return as Batman isn’t the only notable casting news for Aquaman 2. Despite rumors following her extremely public libel trial brought by Johnny Depp, Amber Heard was not fired from the film, according to Variety, and will indeed return as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest. Heard’s public image went through one of the toughest social media wrestlers we’ve ever seen during the trial. Numerous Depp stans on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube obsessively followed the libel trial every day, in which Heard alleged that Depp was physically and emotionally abusive during their marriage. Heard’s critics tried to have the actor removed from the Aquaman sequel with a widely shared online petition.

At the end of the trial, both Depp and Heard released statements on social media, which earned them supportive comments and likes from other celebrities, including Jason Momoa. Confusingly, while most celebs chose sides, Momoa liked both posts, according to BuzzFeed. For what it’s worth, Affleck (who’s had his own share of career controversy) doesn’t appear to have voiced support for either.

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Still, we have to wonder if this will make things awkward on set.

We don’t know how much Ben Affleck will be in the film

It’s still unclear how Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne will fit into the rest of Aquaman 2’s storyline. At the 2021 DC FanDome panel, director James Wan said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Black Manta is still seeking his revenge to try and kill Aquaman. It’s going to be something that’s going to be exciting for audiences.” The director explained, “It’s a globetrotting story. We visit so many different worlds. This film isn’t afraid to let your imagination run wild.” Well, that sure tells us…nothing about Batman, really.

Having already spilled the beans that Affleck would return to the DC Universe as Batman, Jason Momoa hasn’t offered fans any further details on what his role will entail. We have a feeling he would be in trouble if he did. All you have to do is wait and see the film for yourself when it hits theaters on December 16, 2022, according to Hollywood Life.