Aquaman 2 Was Inspired by Midnight Movie Cult Classic!
Well it appears that Aquaman director James Wan has gone back to the ’60s to find the core of the next installment for Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. Continue on to get details on why Aquaman 2 is inspired by a Cult Classic...
CelebnMovies247.com reports that Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom will be influenced by a little-known movie called Planet of the Vampires.
In a new interview, Aquaman director James Wan explains where his greatest influence for the superhero sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, came from. In an interesting revelation, Wan said that the story for the movie was inspired by Planet of The Vampires, a camp 60’s Italian sci-fi horror movie. With Marvel taking on a horror theme with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it seems only right that DC gives one of their upcoming movies a darker theme.
Aquaman has already hinted at the horrors that live below the surface with the residents of The Trench. With these additional comments from James Wan, it looks like we are going to see a host of other dark creatures that reside in the depths, an aspect that the director believes will be something that fans will relish.
Well, the first movie took a lot of people by surprise, right? And that’s partially because they were not familiar with the comic book, which deals in this very lurid, strange world… People were taken aback that I didn’t throw all that stuff away and make a dark, heavy film. But I didn’t feel that would have been right for it. So with the second film, I feel it will be easier for people to accept where we go because I’ve already laid the foundation
Wan’s inspiration, Planet of The Vampires, was a movie released in 1965, which was based on a short story, One Night of 21 Hours, and directed by Mario Bava. The film tells the story of a group of spaceship crew members who crash on a mysterious planet only to find that those who died in the crash become possessed by dark spirits. The movie was not exactly as serious as it sounds, especially when being watched now, and it is unlikely that Wan will keep the feeling of that movie.
However, blending Planet of The Vampires with the Aquaman world should mean dark times ahead for the Justice League’s sea dweller.