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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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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Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Mark your calendars: John Boyega will be re-cancelling the apocalypse in 2018. Universal Pictures and Legendary have just officially set a release date for Pacific Rim 2, which seemed like a pipe dream three years ago when the original Pacific Rim failed to make much of an impression at the box office. Fortunately, our fellow sci-fi fans across the Atlantic were more than happy to add to the worldwide gross, and now here we are. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The past couple of years have been a real roller coaster ride for Pacific Rim fans. The film’s limp U.S. box office dimmed hopes of a sequel, before a strong overseas performance got Universal interested again. A release date was set and everything seemed on track for more jaeger vs. kaiju fights… and then Universal got cold feet and put the whole thing on hold. Through it all, Guillermo del Toro insisted Pacific Rim 2 was not dead, and now it looks like his optimism is finally panning out.
Legendary Pictures has hired Spartacus creator and Daredevil season 1 Steven S. DeKnight to helm the sci-fi action sequel, while del Toro will remain on board as a producer. Universal Pictures is still set to distribute.
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In official images from two upcoming Marvel properties, we’re not seeing things that we’re used to seeing with the characters. There’s Netflix’s Daredevil, where we’ve see Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) in a simple, black costume. Then there’s Fox’s Fantastic Four, where the characters have so far been seen in functional, flexible suits. The link between the two is that neither project features the primary costumes we know from the comic books: the red Daredevil suit and the brighter blue Fantastic Four outfits with a big “4” on the chest.
Well, according to people involved with both projects, all those costumes will be in their respective projects. And while the Daredevil suit isn’t that surprising, the Fantastic Four one is. Read more about the Daredevil and Fantastic Four movie costumes below, plus see a new motion video from Daredevil. Read More »
Not only is 2015 going to bring us two new Marvel Studios movies, we get at least two (and maybe more) brand new Marvel TV shows. The first comes upon us pretty quickly, Agent Carter. A few months later, a full season of Daredevil will be available on Netflix. Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio and others, is the first of four Netflix Marvel shows that will eventually lead to The Defenders.
Outside of that, we don’t know a ton about the show. That’s starting to change, however. In a new piece by Entertainment Weekly, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and Cox offer up some new info on the show. We find out a bit about its tone, its Marvel Cinematic Universe connections, important of the evil Kingpin and the likelihood we’ll see another villain, Bullseye, at some point. Read the Daredevil Netflix update below. Read More »
Marvel brought the cast of Daredevil to the New York Comic Con today. Along with the debut of some Con-only footage, they offered up the first official photos of Charlie Cox as Daredevil. One (above) shows him in Matt Murdock mode, while the other shows a first-gen Daredevil costume. While we can’t show you any footage just yet, there’s a lot of other info from the panel to pass along. One tidbit is the identity of the character played by Rosario Dawon, as well as the casting choices for a whole host of additional Daredevil players. Get the first look at Daredevil below, along with a lot more info.
Update: We’ve got a bunch of panel video from New York Comic Con, so you can see the cast and creators talking about the show.
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Want to watch the Batmobile drive around in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Has one been stolen? Care to read a long interview with the showrunner of Daredevil? What happens in the second episode of Gotham? Is Jason Momoa happy about being Aquaman? How much work went into the end titles of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Does Japan actually have their own Batman now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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UPDATE: This story has now been confirmed by Variety. Minor changes have been made to reflect that fact.
The man without fear has a new persona. Marvel’s Daredevil, coming to Netflix in 2015, recently switched showrunners from Drew Goddard to Steven S. DeKnight. The latter’s first big decision is who will play the title character and he’s chosen another TV veteran. Charlie Cox, who played the lead in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust, and an Irish badass on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is set to play the role. Read More »
Another major Marvel departure is breaking over the Memorial Day weekend. Drew Goddard, the director of The Cabin in the Woods and writer of Cloverfield, has reportedly left the Marvel’s Netflix TV show, Daredevil.
Update: Goddard’s exit is confirmed, and a new showrunner has been named. Original story, with an addendum, follows.
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