We all know by now that Aquaman was a run away hit for Warner Bros. and the people over at DC. The movie to date has racked in a hefty hull of $1.142 billion dollars. Yes you read that right, billion! To date it is the highest grossing DC movie to date, passing Wonder Woman by over $300 million dollars. While I personally don’t think many people expected Aquaman to be the highest grossing DC superhero movie in the DCEU, it definitely did it’s job as well as leaving many people wanting more from the world of Aquaman. Well of course Warner Bros. announced that there will be a sequel, what we
didn’t expect was a spin-off movie about the Trench.
It was recently announced that the trench monsters from the Aquaman would be getting their own Trench horror movie spin-off leaving many scratching their heads but curious at the same time. Not much was known after the movie was announced, but now we seem to have gotten a little bit more insight about what we can expect from the spin-off as well as when to expect it. Recently Aquaman producer Peter Safran spoke with The Hollywood Reporter where he gave a little info on the upcoming project. In the interview he said,
“We always, even from the early concept art days, loved the idea of a Trench movie. 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.”
Along with the quote he also gave two more pieces of information to go along with the
quote. He stated that Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman as well as Amber Heard’s Mera will not be apart of the spin-off movie so don’t expect to see them in it. He also revealed that the movie would take place after the events in Aquaman. So any ideas of the movie being an origin story reflecting the events that lead to the Trench along with what we saw in Aquaman wouldn’t be happening.
So let’s breakdown a little bit about what he just said. While we were all excitedly waiting for the release of Aquaman, the studio had already planned a potential spin-off in the work for the Trench. While nothing was officially planned out the idea was on the table for a movie. Then of course with the success of Aquaman the opened the doorway for the Trench movie. The next big, and actually pretty surprising thing that Safran said was that this Trench spin-off movie is going to come BEFORE the Aquaman sequel. With the success of Aquaman you would expect that Warner Bros. would want to get Aquaman 2 out ASAP, kind of like what is going on with Wonder Woman 1984. Clearly this isn’t the case if they are planning to explore other options to go along with the franchise.
Again nothing is officially, but this is coming from a pretty big source and being that it is a producer saying this and not just an insider report. But what do you think movie lovers? Are you excited for a Trench movie? Are you upset or ok with it coming out before Aquaman 2? Let us know what you think in the comments below!