Aquaman has always been the butt of jokes be it in the form of The Big Bang Theory‘s Justice League cosplay or simply in parodies. But, no one can joke around about 2018’s Aquaman. Starring Baywatch‘s Jason Momoa as the title character, it’s looking like Aquaman 2 will feature some horror elements.
For those out-of-the-loop, DC Comics put out a section of a DC FanDome Q&A where Aquaman 2’s director, James Wan. During the sequence shared, he answered the question of if there would be horror touches, similar to the Trench scene in its original release.
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Simply put, he said there would be, calling it “a part of who I am.” Wan, who directed 2018’s Aquaman, also has a history in the horror industry with directorial roles including 2004’s SAW, 2007’s Dead Silence, 2010’s Insidious, and more.
Watch this clip of Aquaman‘s Trench scene:
His comment makes sense as he reminders listeners that the film will take place underwater – a prime setting for any horror property. Fans knew Aquaman 2 was in the works since early 2019 when Warner Bros. announced its existence and then it began filming late into the year.
The superhero sequel is set to release on December 16, 2022.