The advance tracking for Aquaman correctly predicted it would be a hit.
If you enjoyed bonkers blockbuster Aquaman (and its box office suggests a lot of you did) but found yourself wondering, "I wish we knew more about those horrific creatures inhabiting the trench" (probably not as many people, but stay with us here), then you'll probably be happy to learn that Warner Bros. has decided that it's an element of the movie the studio wants to spin off. Now, work on the sequel is about to get under way.
It might seem like a leftfield move, given the bright new direction that Aquaman lent the DC Extended Universe, but a pivot to the horror genre is already in motion at Sony, which oversees Marvel's X-Men franchise; The New Mutants is due August 2019, proposing a much scarier take on the traditional training academy set-up. Johnson-McGoldrick's previous credits include The Walking Dead, Mob City, and The Conjuring 2. As of right now, James Wan has not signed on to direct the sequel but has, at the very least, signed on to a producer role. Within Aquaman, the Trench were the feral humanoid sea monsters who attacked Arthur and Mera near the end of their quest. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing.
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