Aquaman 2 ends third reshoot round, Affleck’s Batman scrapped: report

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom The production is reportedly facing problems as it undergoes its third round of reshoots – an ‘unprecedented’ amount for a superhero film of such a large scale. Reshoot sessions took place in New Zealand in mid-June and were handled by the director. james wan and lead actors jason momoa, Plus, the sequel to the highest-grossing DC Comics movie ever – $1.150 billion (roughly Rs. 9,437 crores) – will have no Batman after all. neither ben affleck and not Michael Keaton Will appear briefly in the film, based on the new sets from the reshoots. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is still set to release in theaters worldwide on December 20.

marking the last vestiges of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which started a decade ago, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom It has faced many obstacles throughout its production cycle. According to theartThe film was flagged off by Warner Bros. Toby Emmerich and then DC Films President walter hamadabefore wrapping up principal photography in January 2022. both were soon out of companythanks for this Fusion with Discovery. During post-production, the film underwent two rounds of reshoots and several test screenings, which received a poor response. After an unsatisfactory first run, Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi, the new bosses at Warner Bros. Pictures, stepped in to oversee the film’s new editing. Unfortunately for them, the second cut fared worse than the original cut, leading to the aforementioned third round of reshoots.

Originally, Michael Keaton was considered reprising his role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. batman – reportedly serving in the same capacity Samuel L. Jackson’s in nick fury marvel cinematic universe – An ‘elder politician’ who will appear in various films including the entire franchise bat girl movie that got closed last year, The choice to include Batman also appears to have been confused by the constantly changing release dates. aquaman sequel. You see, at one point, the film was supposed to be released in March 2023, putting it several months before Keaton’s arrival. glitter, Once warner bros discovery After the merger, it was decided that Affleck would replace Keaton as Bruce Wayne, leading Momoa to post behind the scenes photo on that Instagram,

But the film was pushed once again December 2023 windowkeep it after the events of glitter, which canonically removed both Keaton and Affleck from the picture. So now, this new cut, resulting from the third round of reshoots, is eliminating the Batman cameo entirely. It seems like a safe decision from the new DC studio regime, where co-head james gunn And Peter Safran I don’t want to promise a universe with older characters from the DCEU. The THR report further states that some of the changes in the release date could be due to the visual effects teams being overloaded during the pandemic. However, it appears that the reshoots completed successfully, with THR’s sources claiming that director Wan got what he needed within four days of shooting, instead of the scheduled five.

dc comics Movies have been in a steady decline lately, with movies doing extremely poorly at the box office. glitter The most recent example of this is struggling to get people to the theaters and grossing only $267.5 million (roughly Rs. 2,195 crores) at the box office, and even launching the entire film as an NFT (whatever that means). Either way, it opens up a clear path for Gunn and Safran to carve out a new dc universewhich will attempt to combine all the properties – movies, TV series and animated projects – into one, vast universe, At the end of last month, the studio found It’s New for Clark Kent and Lois Lane Superman: Legacyby playing David Korenswet And Rachel Brosnahanrespectively.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom opens in theaters worldwide on December 20.

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