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You can’t fault Guillermo del Toro’s forward planning. We’ve not even had Pacific Rim 2, yet but the beloved Mexican director is already gushing over details for Pacific Rim 3. And from his recent comments, it’s quite clear that he has big plans for the franchise.
When last we heard, Guillermo del Toro was planning on directing, and was working on a screenplay with Zak Penn. There were no holes in the ocean in the first movie. I can’t wait to see how they explain what we’re looking at in that amazing poster.
James Cameron’s reputation as one of the fiercest directors in movie history has been widely publicized, but Guillermo del Toro will always revere the infamous filmmaker after it was revealed that, like one of the heroes that are usually central figures in his films, the Titanic filmmaker saved his father from a perilous situation.
It looks as though Emma Watson has got some serious thinking to do. While the Harry Potter actress is currently attached to star in Warner Bros.’ troubled Beauty and the Beast adaptation, the fact that Steven Chbosky has signed up to scribe Disney’s own planned reworking of the classic fairy-tale now creates the interesting possibility that she could wind up moving to the competing project.
You think you're the only fan who wants Hellboy III to happen? Tell that to its biggest champion at the moment: Ron Perlman himself.
By the by, if you're only a hardcore Marvel head, Constantine and The Spectre are actually cool characters that would translate really well to film. Constantine has already had his shot, both with the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name (which actually bore little resemblance to the source material) and now an NBC show.
The question that remains is whether or not this is even possible. Del Toro made Pacific Rim for Legendary, a relationship so pleasurable that they opted to move forward with Pacific Rim 2. The director also worked with the company yet again on next year's Crimson Peak. With Skull Island gearing up for a November 2016 release date, is it feasible del Toro could shoot that film before jumping onto Pacific Rim 2 (currently scheduled for 2017)?
As for Pacific Rim 2, I asked Legendary experts if the Oculus Rift technology could factor in to Guillermo Del Toro’s sequel, as in, theater seats could be equipped with headsets that plunge audiences into the world of Rim.
If you've ever been curious about why Hellboy 3 hasn't happened just yet, or if you just enjoy dreaming of the awesome sounding finale to the Hellboy trilogy, you're going to want to read this.
“Strange little movie,” eh? That could mean anything coming from del Toro, who has brought us monsters and robots, ghosts and goblins, and very nearly Hobbits as well.
Good day, deviliers of all things eggy. Has everybody run out to watch Deliver Us From Evil yet? Not that reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even from horror fans - but any horror given the chance to go big on Fourth of July weekend deserves some attention. I guess you could go and watch Tammy with a Scary Sounds of Halloween tape playing through your headphones, but that doesn’t seem as effective.
In addition to the development of Pacific Rim 2, Del Toro and Legendary are also working on developing a new animated series based on the growing franchise and have plans to continue the comics that began with the graphic novel Pacific Rim: Year Zero.
Guillermo del Toro is a busy man. In fact, just the other day we heard that he was hard at work writing Pacific Rim 2. Probably not all that coincidentally, news broke today that the writer/director/producer is dropping out of the planned live-action Beauty and the Beast film...
You know how Pacific Rim went from zero chance of being a hit to becoming an actually decent grossing film? Remember when we thought there was no chance of there being a sequel? Once more, Guillermo del Toro is looking to prove the world wrong, and make it happy that it was in the first place.
The fact is, you'd be an idiot to turn down a Pacific Rim 2 outright, because who in Hollywood doesn't want to be in bed (figuratively!) with Guillermo Del Toro? But the first one just didn't produce a Return On Investment that the studio would have liked. It's numbers, people.