Director James Wan and producer Peter Safran are teaming up before the second movie to release the horror spinoff The Trench.
“We always, even from the early concept art days, loved the idea of a Trench movie,” Safran tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Then, when audiences embraced it in the movie itself the way they did, particularly that ant farm shot where the camera follows the Trench [creatures] following Arthur and Mera down into the deep, we just knew that we had something very special there and we knew what that movie should be. And consequently, I suspect that that’s one that will come out significantly before Aquaman 2.”
“[Hamada], myself, and James Wan always shared the same philosophy, which is: You want to do it right,” Safran explains. “You don’t want to do it fast. You just want to do it right.”
Aquaman 2 is slated to premiere on Dec. 16, 2022.
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