The DC Universe has been in a state of flux for months now, and while DC Studios is expected to announce at least part of its slate in the coming days, we still don't know whether that will clear things up. After all, while Henry Cavill has been ditched as Superman, Jason Momoa has strongly hinted he will continue playing Aquaman...and suit up as Lobo!
The new DCU may end up being an amalgamation of the DCEU and something altogether different, but even prior to DC Studios' formation, this franchise was a mess.
The Flash was supposed to serve as a soft reboot setting the stage for a Crisis on Infinite Earths movie, with Michael Keaton's Batman replacing Ben Affleck's Dark Knight as the DCEU's Bruce Wayne after meeting the Scarlet Speedster. From there, we were supposed to follow him into Batgirl and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, but things have changed a lot since then.
Batgirl has been scrapped and Ben Affleck was later enlisted to play the Aquaman sequel's Caped Crusader. Needless to say, we're confused by what the studio was up to, and absolutely baffled when it comes to how DC Studios plans to deal with all this.
During a recent interview with The Wrap, Momoa confirmed he filmed scenes with more than one Batman. However, he has no idea which of them is in the movie!
"I shot with a couple different Batmans, but you just don’t know what’s going on and we’ll see what the end product is," the actor said before reiterating he intends to remain part of the DCU. "[I’m feeling] really f***king good. Aquaman's not going anywhere so it’s alright."
"Everything’s gonna be good, we’re still here and then I might be dipping into some other things too."
We've heard that both versions of this scene were meant to lay the groundwork for Crisis on Infinite Earths, so don't be surprised if the sequence - with both versions of Batman - is scrapped entirely.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to be released in theaters on December 25, 2023.