Warner Bros. is now working on a spinoff to “Aquaman“
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is now in planning a spinoff to Aquaman with “The Trench”. The studio has hired writers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to write a horror movie script centered around the Trench, the amphibious creature who attacked Aquaman.
Directors James Wan and Peter Safran will produce the project, which would presumably have a smaller budget than the traditional DC superhero movies.
The Trench is a rather new character. Trench first appeared in the DC comics in 2011, when DC did a complete overhaul of their publishing line. They are revealed to be part of the kingdom of Atlantis. But, when the city sunk its inhabitants were cut off from other survivors and evolved into monsters.
Details for the series are being kept secret but it will be set in the kingdom of the TRench and will not feature the main cast of Aquaman.
Following the success of Aquaman, it comes as no surprise that Warner Bros. wants to expand the franchise. As of February, “Aquaman” has made $325.2 million in the United States and $784.2 million in other parts of the world, for a total worldwide gross of $1.109 billion.