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Aquaman Producer Explains Four Year Gap for Sequel, The Trench Spinoff Plans

March 6, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Aquaman Black Manta Image Credit: Warner Bros.

The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke to Aquaman producer Peter Safran, who discussed the plans for a sequel to the hit superhero movie and a planned horror-themed spinoff, The Trench. Below are some highlights.

Safran on the spinoff plans: “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.”

Safran on how with Aquaman they want to use their Conjuring playbook: “We’ve definitely taken a page from our Conjuring playbook, which is: You’ve got the mothership, which is Aquaman, but there are so many great stories to tell within that universe of itself, that Atlantean universe.”

Safran on likely four-year gap for Aquaman 2: “[Hamada], myself and James Wan always shared the same philosophy, which is: You want to do it right. You don’t want to do it fast. You just want to do it right.”

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