Ahead of Warner Bros.’ DC FanDome this Saturday, August 22, DC Comics took to Twitter to share an excerpt from the Aquaman panel, featuring director James Wan as he answers a fan question about the upcoming sequel. When asked if Wan would also be bringing in some of his famous horror elements in Aquaman 2, he confirmed that fans should definitely expect this and that it would be a little bit similar to the first one’s Trench sequence.
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“I would say yes. 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 teased. “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, you know where the story takes place in these underwater worlds that can be very scary,” he continued. “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.”
Aquaman 2 will release in theaters on December 16, 2022.