Sunday, April 04, 2021

Warners Crawls Away From “The Trench"

According to reports, Warners has killed the "Aquaman" spin-off "The Trench", focusing on DC Comics' amphibious monsters, for producers James Wan and Peter Safran:

According to Warners, "As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including 'The New Gods' and 'The Trench' will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.
'The 'Trench' escaped the destruction of Atlantis in DC Comics' "Aquaman" #1 (Nov. 2011) as created by Geoff Johns. 

DC's "New 52" then rebooted the continuity, introducing 'The Trench' inhabitants into a new timeline, making them antagonists.

"...the 'Trench' had been inhabitants of 'Atlantis' before that continent was destroyed and submerged by 'Atlan', the 'Dead King'. 

"Only three major groups of old Atlantis survived that event, including 'Aquaman' and the 'Atlanteans', the 'Xebelians', in the 'Bermuda Triangle' and the 'Trench', who were thrown deep into the 'Marianas Trench', where they adapted their traits and powers..."

In director James Wan's "Aquaman", the 'Trench'  are one of the known tribes of 'Atlantis' alongside the 'Atlanteans', the 'Xebel' tribe, the 'Fisherman' tribe, the 'Brine' tribe, the 'Deserted' tribe and the 'Forgotten' tribe. 

'Atlanna' is sacrificed to the Trench for having a half-human son. 

Then in their quest to find the lost 'Trident of Atlan', 'Aquaman' and 'Mera' are attacked by a legion of amphibious monsters identified as 'Trench'. 

They fend off the attack and reach a wormhole that transports them to the 'Hidden Sea' located at the center of the Earth. Later, Aquaman is seen commanding the Trench along with 'Karathen' and other marine animals in a battle against 'Orm' and his followers.

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