Charlie Hunnam Pacific Rim 2

Raleigh Becket, the hotshot Jaeger pilot who tends not to play well with others, isn’t returning for next year’s Pacific Rim: Uprising. Long before director Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) started shooting the sequel, Charlie Hunnam was expected to get back in a Jaeger – but the actor eventually parted ways with the project. According to Hunnam, the split was perfectly amicable, thanks to former Legendary Pictures CEO, Thomas Tull.

Below, The Lost City of Z star shares his reasons for opting out of the sequel.

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Guillermo del Toro films ranked

Pacific Rim is a big ‘ol popcorn movie that shines with Guillermo del Toro‘s personality. After establishing a vibrant near-future in which Jaegers and Kaiju clash with glee, del Toro bowed out of directing the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising. For a while, especially when the project struggled to the green light, del Toro was still onboard to direct, but scheduling issues led to his departure.

The producer is still very much involved in Uprising, but of course, Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) eventually stepped in to direct the sequel. Find out why Guillermo del Toro left Pacific Rim 2 below.

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james bond

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Naomie Harris feels pretty confident about Daniel Craig returning as James Bond.
  • Will Ferrell says Step Brothers 2 will never happen.
  • Joe Carnahan will make The Raid before Bad Boys For Life.
  • Could Avatar 2 actually start shooting this year?
  • Angelina Jolie is apparently considering Maleficent 2.
  • John Boyega looks pretty cool in a new Pacific Rim: Uprising image.
  • Is Fantastic Four 2 ever going to happen?
  • Bruce Dallas Howard shares a photo from the set of Jurassic World 2.

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Pacific Rim 2 Set Photo

John Boyega recently offered our first look at Jake, who represents the next generation of badass kaiju-fighting Pentecosts. Naturally, he and the rest of this new wave of warriors will need some new tech to work with. So today, prepare to feast your eyes upon the next evolution in giant freakin’ robots. We’ve got a peek at the design for the new and improved Pacific Rim: Uprising jaegers, and you can click through to check ’em out. Read More »

pirates of the caribbean dead men tell no tales trailer breakdown

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reveals a new poster.
  • Check out new photos from the set of Pacific Rim: Uprising.
  • The sequel to The Strangers will film this summer.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 will open sooner than expected.
  • No, Connor McGregor is not starring in The Predator.
  • Stranger Things season 2 will directly address what happened to Barb.

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John Boyega in Pacific Rim Uprising

Ready for some jaeger-on-kaiju action? John Boyega sure looks like he is, in the first official look at Pacific Rim: Uprising. He plays Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba’s character from the first film), and we already know he’s a jaeger pilot like his dad. The picture doesn’t show him suited up just yet, but he looks like he’s thinking deep thoughts canceling the apocalypse and whatnot. Feast your eyes on the John Boyega Pacific Rim: Uprising image below.  Read More »

Rinko Kikuchi Pacific Rim 2

As excited as we are to meet the new leads of Pacific Rim: Uprising, including the lead character played by John Boyega, we’ve also been curious about which stars from the original might resurface. Although producer Guillermo del Toro has promised that “a lot” of familiar faces would return, more concrete details have been hard to come by. But now that shooting on Pacific Rim: Uprising is officially underway, a new set photo might have revealed some big news.

It looks like Rinko Kikuchi will be back as Mako Mori, along with Charlie Day and Burn Gorman as previously rumored. Not only that, it seems Karl Urban may be part of the cast as well.

UPDATE: Karl Urban has responded to rumors of his being in Pacific Rim: Uprising. See what he had to say below. Read More »

Pacific Rim 2 Set Photo

Right now, Universal and Legendary Pictures have Pacific Rim: Uprising (a new title that was announced last month) in production, and that means set photos have been cropping up online every now and then. Due to copyrights, we can’t really post any of them for you to see, but that changes today thanks to an Instagram post.

The Pacific Rim 2 set photo in question appears to reveal Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star John Boyega on set wearing the signature Jaeger pilot suit that we’ve previously seen worn by Charlie Hunnan, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba. Though it appears the suit design has been changed up a bit.

Check out the Pacific Rim 2 set photo after the jump. Read More »

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and Godzilla 2 are Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and Godzilla 2 no more, as Legendary has just announced new titles for both films. The former is currently in production with director Steven S. DeKnight and star John Boyega, and the latter is in pre-production with Krampus director Michael Dougherty. Find out the new Pacific Rim and Godzilla sequel titles below.  Read More »

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