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.

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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 »

pacific rim 2 zhang jin

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom began shooting earlier this month, but the cast has only grown larger since cameras started to roll. Nick Tarabay joined the cast just a few days ago and now Chinese actor and martial artist Zhang Jin has been added to the international ensemble.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Starts Shooting, New Title Revealed

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim‘s middling box office performance meant a sequel was never a sure thing, and for months things went back and forth. First it had a release date, and then it didn’t. Guillermo del Toro dropped out as director, but stayed on as producer and hired Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight to helm. As of this year the project was officially back on, and now production is underway in Australia.

When Pacific Rim 2 charges in to re-cancel the apocalypse, though, it’ll be doing it under a slightly different title. Star John Boyega has shared the new official name of the movie. If you’ve been following this project for a while now, here’s a hint: you’re probably not going to be terribly surprised.  Read More »

Pacific Rim 2 Cailee Spaeny

Pacific Rim may be all about robots and monsters, but it still hangs on a human element. In Pacific Rim 2, our species will be represented by John BoyegaScott Eastwood, and now newcomer Cailee Spaeny, who’s just been cast as the female lead. Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil) is directing the sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 film.  Read More »

Modern Movie VHS Covers

Even though VHS tapes have long been dead, there are plenty of people who miss the unique cover art that used to come with them. There was something special about the VHS covers that we would see lined up on the shelves of our local video stores, and it’s just not the same with all the glossy, Photoshopped covers we see on most Blu-ray and DVD releases today.

Thankfully, another artist named Steelberg has decided to make even more modern VHS covers for movies released in the past couple years, and they’ll make you wish you could stumble upon these movies, take them home, forget to rewind them and pay a late fee. After the jump, you’ll find modern movie VHS covers for Stranger Things, Ready Player One, Creed, It Follows, The Final Girls, Pacific Rim and more. Read More »

Pacific Rim 2 cast

UPDATE: Charlie Hunnam is not coming back for Pacific Rim 2. Over the weekend, he spoke to Yahoo Movies and said that he “was forced to exit the production at an early stage due to scheduling conflicts.” So his character Raleigh Becket will not be in the sequel, though Hunnam says he’s still excited to see what they do with the follow-up. Our original story follows.

For a short while, the possibility of a Pacific Rim 2 appeared doubtful. Universal scrapped the sequel’s original release date, but soon after that a new date was announced and it was announced that John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play the son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost in Steven S. DeKnight‘s sequel. But what about the original cast? Will Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) return? What about everybody’s favorite black market Kaiju salesman, Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman)?

Producer Guillermo del Toro confirmed we’ll see a lot of the original film’s cast members come back. Below, learn more about the Pacific Rim 2 cast.

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Pacific Rim opened to mixed reviews and even more mixed box office back in 2013, barely scraping past $100 million at the domestic box office while finding far more success abroad. Those who love it really love it and those who hate it really hate it. I’m personally quite fond of the big, silly world director Guillermo del Toro crafted – even when the movie doesn’t quite work, this is a universe so full of concepts that deserve to be expanded upon and infinite possibilities for future stories. Even though del Toro is stepping away from the sequel and letting Steven S. DeKnight take the directorial reins, Pacific Rim 2 remains an intriguing prospect.

And it just got even more intriguing, because John Boyega has joined the cast as the son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost. You know, the best character from the original film. The man with the instantly quotable speech about “canceling the apocalypse.”

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