With Aquaman now having earned over $1.1 billion worldwide and still continuing to make money, it is a given that Warner Brothers is looking to immediately start development on a sequel. However, we are hearing that neither James Wan nor Jason Momoa are eager to jump right back into the water, so the studio has been forced to explore some other options in the meantime. The solution they have reportedly come up with is a strange spin-off called The Trench that will revolve around the deadly creatures that inhabit the depths of the Marianas Trench. Hit the jump to find out what else we know.
According to THR, Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been hired to pen a script for an Aquaman spin-off called The Trench. The duo previously wrote a submarine thriller called The Volos but have no produced films under the belts as of yet. The project is being described as “horror-tinged”, which isn’t a huge surprise considering James Wan’s background (he is attached to produce but will not direct).
Of course, the real question is whether this will in any way tie in to the previous Aquaman film. From what we are hearing, none of the original cast will be involved and, if anything, it sounds more like a way to capitalize on the success of The Meg. The Trench creatures are part of DC canon, however, having been introduced by Geoff Johns in the comics in 2011 as former Atlanteans who were cut off from civilization and evolved into savage monsters. Do you have any interest in The Trench?