Aquaman – not Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or even the entire Justice League – is now the biggest DC Comics character on screen thanks to Jason Momoa’s solo movie outstripping even Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy efforts. I just typed that sentence and I still don’t believe it.
Thanks to Momoa’s infectious charm and director James Wan’s talent for eye-popping spectacle combining to bring the aquatic superhero to life in record-breaking fashion, Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe has received a much-needed new lease on life. And while an Aquaman sequel is inevitable at this moment, it appears that the powers-that-be on the WB lot
THR broke the news over the weekend that the studio is in early development on a very surprising Aquaman spinoff focused on the Trench. If you recall, those are the toothy sea monsters encountered by Momoa’s Aquaman and Amber Heard’s Mera in the movie on their quest for a mythical trident. And fitting with their brief nightmarish appearance in the movie, this spinoff will reportedly take a horror slant instead.
At first glance, this is quite a weird development, because as I mentioned, the Trench
These are still very early days for this development though as all we know now is that Wan (despite his claimed ignorance) is producing and has tapped newcomers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald, who broke into the industry working in JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot production company, to pen the script.
Last Updated: February 11, 2019