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The Trench
Produced by
Written by
  • Noah Gardner
  • Aidan Fitzgerald
Based onThe Trench
by Geoff Johns
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
CountryUnited States

The Trench is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics species of the same name, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be an installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and a spin-off of Aquaman (2018). It is being written by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald.


A half-Atlantean/half-human who is the reluctant king of the undersea nation of Atlantis. He has the ability to manipulate the tides of the ocean, communicate with other aquatic life, and swim at supersonic speeds, and possesses superhuman strength.[1]
Arthur Curry's love interest, a warrior and daughter of King Nereus. She was raised by Queen Atlanna and groomed to become queen. Mera possesses hydrokinetic and telepathic powers that allow her to control her aquatic environment and communicate with other Atlanteans.[1]


In February 2019, The Hollywood Reporter announced that a "horror-tinged" spin-off of Aquaman (2018) focusing on the Trench creatures was in development. James Wan and Peter Safran are set to produce with Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald attached as screenwriters. The film is expected to have a lower production budget compared to other DC-based films.[2] Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are set to reprise their roles as Aquaman and Mera,[1] while the remaining main cast from Aquaman will not be featured.[2] The following month, Safran announced the film is expected to be released before Aquaman 2 (2022).[3]


  1. ^ a b c D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 11, 2019). "'Aquaman 2' Being Penned By David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick". Deadline. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kit, Borys (February 8, 2019). "'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Kizu, Kyle (March 5, 2019). "'Aquaman' Producer on Spinoff and the Wait for a Sequel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2019.