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The Trench Takes Place Between Aquaman 1 And 2 — Also, Is The Idea Of This Movie Devastatingly Stupid?

I know I’m not the only one here baffled by the fact that The Trench is still a movie that could happen. Sure, it was the setting of a particularly fun sequence in Aquaman, but I don’t think anyone out there was clamoring for this thing. Maybe there are lots of great stories that could be  told in this world, but it feels like a stretch of Madame Web proportions. Regardless, The Trench does appear to be moving forward at the development stage of things.

But when will this movie be hitting theaters? As far as we know, Aquaman 2 is set for a 2022 release. Will it be after or before? Given the current status of The Trench, after seems to be the most likely of scenarios. But, if that’s the case, can we expect the movie to take place after whatever events in Aquaman 2? 

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Aquaman and Aquaman 2 writer, gave some extra insight into when it takes place.

“Theoretically,” the scribe wrote on Twitter, “it takes place between 1 and 2. But some pieces of this is still being worked out.”

So, what can this movie be about? As I’ve mentioned above, I have my doubts about the whole thing. The idea of this movie getting made reeks of desperation — at least on its surface. After all, when you have a huge I.P. like Superman warming the bench, you have to wonder what in the world is going on over at Warner Bros. That being said, the studio has proven themselves adept at capitalizing on unexpected projects.

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Aquaman itself was a big question mark, and that film went on to be the highest-grossing DC film of all-time. Joker was met with skepticism, and that’s gone on to be one of the most profitable movies of all-time. Wonder Woman paved the way for female-led superhero films, and Shazam!, of all movies, ended up being a critically-praised good time in theaters. While Birds of Prey wasn’t the box office hit the studio wanted, there is no denying that a lot of folks (this writer included), had an amazing time watching that R-rated romp.

All of this is a long way of saying that we shouldn’t count DC out just because one of their ideas is…kinda dumb. They’ve proven in the past that, with a good writer and director, they can develop something unexpectedly fun. And, at the end of the day, aren’t we all looking for something just a bit more unique on the big screen? As obscure and random as The Trench may be, perhaps writers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald can find something interesting to say. Perhaps this will be the second superhero film to go full-horror — as I admittedly have no faith that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will end up as such.

What do you think of the idea of The Trench? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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