Will AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Include A Cameo Appearance From Michael Keaton's Batman?

Despite reports earlier this year that Michael Keaton's Batman has been cut from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, it now sounds as if we can expect to see his Dark Knight meet Arthur Curry after all...

Earlier this year, reliable scooper @MyTimeToShineH claimed that Michael Keaton's Batman had been cut from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The reason given was the release date changes that saw The Flash pushed to next June, three months after James Wan's Aquaman sequel will now splash into theaters. 

The story made headlines at the time, and we weren't overly surprised to learn that the original big screen Batman might be left on the cutting room floor. While it's a tremendous waste in many ways, it wouldn't make any sense for Keaton to show up anywhere before The Flash rewrites reality and replaces Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader with his Bruce Wayne. 

The Flash's delay is believed to be a result of Warner Bros. looking to put as much space as possible between Ezra Miller's ongoing legal issues and the Fastest Man Alive's arrival in theaters. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may suffer because of that, while Batgirl's planned release on HBO Max this Christmas now appears to be off the table. 

However, there may now be some good news for the upcoming Aquaman follow-up. 

Leaker Undercover Audience has claimed that a recent test screening featured two scenes with Keaton's Dark Knight. "Once in the first act to suggest [Arthur] Curry that there is something wrong with the Earth's core and probably the [Atlantians] are behind it. Second, in the epilogue during Curry's speech."

It's going to be pretty confusing for regular moviegoers for Keaton to just show up as Batman, but the questions his appearance pose could help increase interest in The Flash. This was just a test screening, of course, and presumably, the same one that included Amber Heard's Mera for as much as 25 minutes. 
 


When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

In addition to Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, the sequel will also include the return of Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master), Amber Heard (Mera), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), Randall Park (Dr. Stephen Shin), and Temuera Morrison (Tom Curry). New additions to the cast include Jani Zhao (Sentimentos), Indya Moore (Pose), and Vincent Regan (300)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to be released on March 17, 2023.

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Star Jason Momoa Reveals How The Movie Addresses Climate Change
Related:

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Star Jason Momoa Reveals How The Movie Addresses Climate Change

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM And SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Could Be Facing Further Release Date Delays
Recommended For You:

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM And SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Could Be Facing Further Release Date Delays

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Star Jason Momoa Reveals How The Movie Addresses Climate Change
With Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom pushed into 2023, it's been a while since we've seen or heard anything about the sequel. Now, though, some interesting new details have been shared by star Jason Momoa.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM And SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS Could Be Facing Further Release Date Delays
Warner Bros. has developed a habit of disappointing DC Comics fans, and that's truer than ever before in this "Discovery" era. Now, it looks like two highly anticipated movies are facing more delays...
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Rumor Points To Ben Affleck's Batman Replacing Michael Keaton's Dark Knight
Following reports that Ben Affleck will reprise the role of Batman in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, a rumour claims the actor is actually being enlisted to take the place of Michael Keaton's Dark Knight.
Ben Affleck Confirmed To Return As BATMAN In AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM
In a shocking turn of events, Ben Affleck will reprise his role of Batman for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, coming to theaters March 17, 2023.
SDCC '22: Warner Bros. Theatrical LIVE Blog - BLACK ADAM, SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS, AQUAMAN 2 & SUPERMAN?
After three years, SDCC Saturday is finally back and we're getting the day started in style with the Warner Bros. Theatrical presentation, which will be headlined by Black Adam & Shazam! Fury of the Gods!

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com