Aquaman writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick shared on social media when the upcoming spin-off on the Trench may take place in the DC Extended Universe.
Aquaman was a massive success, earning over a billion dollars worldwide. Because of Aquaman‘s success, Warner Bros. is looking to expand Atlantis in a big way with both a sequel and a spin-off centered on the Trench. The underwater creatures were seen briefly in the first Aquaman film with a spin-off currently being developed by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald.
Not much else is know about the Trench spin-off film other than the film embracing horror elements and Aquaman director James Wan being on board as a producer. A fan recently reached out to Aquaman writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick on Twitter and asked if the Trench spin-off is taking place in-between the first two films. Here’s what David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick had to say:
Theoretically, it takes place between 1 and 2. But some pieces of this is still being worked out.
— David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (@bravecarrot) March 21, 2020
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Here’s the official synopsis for the first Aquaman film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, and Randall Park as Stephen Shin.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Aquaman 2 is set for a December 16, 2022 release date.