Warner Bros. is certainly not letting the success of James Wan’s ‘Aquaman’ slide, not only is it getting a sequel but Wan has confirmed a couple of details regarding a spin-off.
The spin-off has already started on development and is said to focus on The Trench creatures. There are rumours that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard will be making an appearance but whether any of the other characters from ‘Aquaman’ will be appearing isn’t clear.
The Kingdom of the Trench is one of the seven kingdoms that splintered off when ancient Atlantis sank, and its inhabitants devolved into savage deep-sea beings. Within said kingdom is a one-way portal to the Hidden Sea at the Earth’s core.
During an interview with Comicbook.com Wan also confirmed that the spin-off wouldn’t be a superhero movie and focusing more on the monster/horror element.
“We, you know, we’re still deep in sort of crafting the script, crafting the story right now so I don’t want to get into that too much, but definitely it’s one that I really want to lean into the horror of it, so it’s going to play more as a monster horror movie then it will as a superhero film, but it’s still definitely part of the Aquaman world.”
The origin story of ‘Aquaman’ focused on the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that forced him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
Starring Jason Momoa in the lead, it gained mixed reviews from critics, however, it has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing DCEU film as well as the highest-grossing film based on a DC Comics character, surpassing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.