James Wan teased that fans should expect to see more Trench-like horror touches in Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2.
Jason Momo’s first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman was one of 2018’s biggest surprise hits, grossing well over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. While critics were a bit divided on the film, one sequence everyone seemed to agree was great was the Trench scene. In the film, the Trench are a tribe of Atlantians who lost their mind and turned into monsters. During the film’s second act, Aquaman and Mera have to battle their way past the Trench in their quest for the Trident of Atlan in a scene that was praised for its horror elements. A spin-off film focusing on the Trench is currently in the works but it won’t be the last time we see horror elements in an Aquaman film.
Fans were allowed to submit questions to various writers, directors, and cast members of various DC properties which would be answered during the upcoming DC FanDome event. However, Warner Bros. has been releasing a few of these answers ahead of the highly-anticipated event. One such question asked James Wan if we would be seeing similar horror scenes like the Trench scene in Aquaman 2. Wan answered with an enthusiastic yes:
“Ambarish, I would say yes. Just like the first movie had a touch of my horror sensibility in it in regards to the Trench sequence I would say that there will be a little bit of that in this next one. I think it’s something that is a big part of who I am and just naturally comes out in these kinds of films and especially in a movie like Aquaman where the story takes place in these underwater worlds which can be very scary. And so naturally my love for the horror genre just means that I latch myself to these scenes and give them a little bit more…uh…of my scary sauce on them.”
What do you all make of James Wan’s words? Are you looking forward to seeing more horror scenes in Aquaman 2? Comment below and let us know!
Here’s the official synopsis for James Wan’s Aquaman:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-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, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
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