Fans of Aquaman can look forward to a sequel that experiments quite a bit with the horror genre.
In the trench scene, Aquaman and Mera were attacked by sea monsters. The scene seemed like it was shot straight out of a zombie apocalypse movie. That said, anyone who has fear of the ocean, would have nightmares about this scene. The scene was such a masterpiece that it even inspired a spinoff film.
“Just like the first movie had a touch of my horror sensibility in it, in regards to the Trench sequence, I would say there’ll be a little bit of that in this next one,” Wan confirmed.
Wan has been crowned a master of Horror, having scared many movie-goers with his works in Annabelle, Insidious, The Conjuring and the SAW franchise. It’s about time we see Wan’s horror elements bleed into Aquaman.
“I think it’s something that’s a big part of who I am, and it just naturally comes out in these kinds of films. And especially a movie like Aquaman, where the story takes place in these underwater worlds that can be very scary. So naturally, my love for the horror genre just means that I latch myself to these scenes and try to give them a little bit more of my scary sauce.”
Those looking forward to the film can tune in to James Wan and actor Patrick Wilson at DC FanDome as they take a deep dive into the world of Atlantis and reveal their favourite behind-the-scenes moments from the largest DC movie ever.
Aquaman 2 is still set to swim to cinemas 16 December 2022.