BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Just a few days ago the official statement on the status of the feature was released, and while Legendary confirmed that the project will “be re-dated at a later time”, the message was abundantly clear-- Pacific Rim 2 is not happening any time soon. But director Guillermo del Toro won’t let go, and is even teasing us with potential future castings.
You've had a rough couple of months, haven't you Pacific Rim fans? What we've got to tell you tonight isn't going to help, but there may still be hope.
In recent days, things have certainly looked grim for Pacific Rim 2. First there were rumors about the movie being postponed, but then more recent reports said that the project was being put on indefinite hold while Legendary Pictures could figure out their plans to combine their Godzilla and King Kong franchises.
Were you looking forward to more Jaegers punching more Kaiju in Guillermo del Toro’s announced Pacific Rim 2? Well, we have bad news. The sequel, which was aiming for a 2017 release date, now appears to have been “halted indefinitely” as two studios go to war behind the scenes.
If you're one of the people looking forward to massive creatures throwing down with skyscraper tall mechs in Pacific Rim 2, you might have to wait a while longer than you thought.
Pacific Rim 2 stomps through theaters in 2017, it’s going to be massive. However, if director and mastermind Guillermo del Toro has his way, the franchise will get even bigger: he wants to bring Godzilla into the fold.
Pacific Rim killed a lot of people, like half of the cast, but director Guillermo del Toro recently said that when Pacific Rim 2 stomps into theaters, we'll definitely see some familiar faces.
Now that Pacific Rim to is rolling along, we can focus on what we might see in the mechs versus monsters sequel. For his part, star Charlie Hunnam has a couple things in mind he hopes they do.
With Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim 2 prepping for production later this year, it appears as though the film has picked up one more thing along its path: a new title.
After spending years developing the project, Guillermo del Toro made a big move a few weeks ago when it was announced that he would no longer going to be making the DC Comics film Justice League Dark. At the time of this breaking news, no official reason was given for the break - but now the director has gone on record about the situation.`
One of the current “dream projects” for fans is Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy 3. While there is a desire on the part of the creative minds to make the film, there seems to be little interest from the holders of the purse strings to finance it.
If you've been waiting for more Guillermo del Toro-directed mechs versus monsters mayhem, we've got good news for you. Pacific Rim 2 just took a big step forward.
Think that 2015 is a hard year to beat in terms of quality movies? Take a look at 2017's roster, and tell us if you still think that.
While Warner Bros. and Disney’s Marvel Studios continue expanding their shared cinematic worlds, Universal is pushing back theirs. Following the release date announcements for Fast and Furious 8 and the two Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, the studio has rescheduled the start of its monster movie-verse by nine months.
Guillermo Del Toro is on a one-man mission to make sure that Pacific Rim 2 actually makes it to the big-screen. The Mexican director has already figured out where he wants to take the franchise, and he’s now explained where the sequel will pick up after the first.
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.
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.
“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.
Guillermo Del Toro confessed he and collaborators Travis Beacham and Zak Penn have been brainstorming on where this epic battle could go for about a year and a half already.
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.