Director James Wan Says Aquaman 2 To Have A Splash Of Horror

Fans of Aquaman can look forward to a sequel that experiments quite a bit with the horror genre.

With just less than a week to DC FanDome, Aquaman 2 Director James Wan shared in an excerpt that the sequel will include a touch of horror as seen in the first movie’s Trench scene.

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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.

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“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.

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