Strap into your jaegers: we may be getting a whole lot more Pacific Rim content if the director of the upcoming sequel has anything to say about it. At New York Comic Con, filmmaker Steven S. DeKnight – who inherited the director’s chair from Guillermo del Toro – referred to the “Pacific Rim franchise,” and in a new interview, he explained the plan to expand this robots vs. kaiju franchise into something comparable to Star Wars and Star Trek.
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After starring in one of the biggest blockbusters ever, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and headlining one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2018, Pacific Rim Uprising, you’d think John Boyega would be comfortable with idea of being called a sci-fi icon by now. But as evidenced during the latter sci-fi sequel’s panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday, he still remains remarkably humble.
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What happens after the apocalypse is cancelled? A Pacific Rim Uprising, as well as the guaranteed return of fan-favorite Pacific Rim character Mako Mori, played by Rinko Kikuchi.
The full story synopsis of Pacific Rim Uprising reveals more details of the story of the anticipated sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, featuring mostly new characters and an entirely new director. But no fear, like any “next generation” sequel or spin-off, some familiar faces with populate the Jaegers of Pacific Rim 2.
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Back in February, a piece of promotional art for Pacific Rim: Uprising (formerly known as Maelstrom) revealed three new designs for the jaegers we’ll see battling giant monsters in the sci-fi sequel. One of those jaegers appeared to be an upgraded version of Gipsy Danger, the eventual hero robot of the first Pacific Rim, and now that assumption has been confirmed.
Collectible toy company Tamashii Nations will be making some products tied in with Pacific Rim: Uprising, and at an event in New York City this weekend, they revealed the first official look at their toy version of the new jaeger known as Gipsy Avenger. There are even some details on the upgraded weapons that the new jaeger has hidden in its body.
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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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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
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 »
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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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »