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Although there were previous reports of a massive crossover for the final DCEU movie, it seems this may not be the case.
Aquaman 2 will be the last installment in the DCEU before the franchise gets a reset by James Gunn and Peter Safran. James Wan’s latest movie has undergone numerous changes during its production cycle, with release dates being adjusted and new leadership taking over.
The final DCEU film has been described as a “standalone” feature, but rumors suggest that some familiar faces may make an appearance to bid farewell to the franchise in its current form. However, nothing has been confirmed on this front.
Aquaman 2 Gets a DCEU Crossover Update
Director James Wan provided an update on the potential crossover of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom with other characters and movies in the DCEU, which left some fans frustrated.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wan clarified that Aquaman 2 is not connected to any other DCEU films, despite previous reports of cameos featuring Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s Batman that have been circulating for over a year.
“The tricky thing early on was not knowing whether ‘Aquaman’ would come out first or come out after [‘The Flash’]. So, we just had to be prepared. At the end of the day, the best thing I would say about this movie is that it is not connected in any way to any of those films. That’s the bottom line.”
When asked about the possible appearance of other DCEU heroes, Wan replied with a simple “no comment:”
“That’s a ‘no comment,’ right now. You’re going to have to wait for the movie to come out.”
Some fans had hoped to say goodbye to DCEU heroes in Aquaman 2, but recent comments cast doubt on that possibility.
Who Could Cameo in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?
Fans of the DCEU may be disappointed by director James Wan’s recent statements, as it seems unlikely that they will get to see much more of their favorite heroes before the franchise undergoes the Gunn/Safran reboot.
However, there are still rumors circulating that suggest familiar names such as Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, and Micheal Keaton may make appearances in Aquaman’s latest adventure.
While Warner Bros. (WB) has not confirmed these rumors, they have not denied them either.
It was never the plan for Aquaman 2 to be in this situation. Originally, it was meant to be a sequel to the 2018 film Aquaman and nothing more. However, the release date has been changed multiple times, and now it carries the added burden of concluding this chapter of DC movies.
It’s possible that Warner Bros. will include a crossover with another superhero, considering the reshoots that have taken place. It would be a fitting way to acknowledge the end of this era for the brand.
On the other hand, given the poor reception of the franchise’s recent films, it wouldn’t be surprising if Aquaman 2 doesn’t reference the larger DC Extended Universe as it wraps up this underwhelming period of DC on the big screen.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom comes to theaters on December 20.