Pacific Rim 2

(2017)

The follow-up sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi thriller about giant robots who protect the world from Kaiju monsters.

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Needs More Story, Less VFX Says Charlie Hunnam

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Needs More Story, Less VFX Says Charlie Hunnam

Sons of Anarchy never brought giant robots and sea faring monsters into the mix, so you can imagine that star Charlie Hunnam had a hard time acclimating himself to all the green screen used in the first Pacific Rim. Lost amongst the giant visual spectacle that director Guillermo del Toro brought to the screen in that movie, the actor had a hard time trying to find his place in the futuristic world. Pacific Rim 2 will begin shooting this November, and Hunnam has some ideas about how it can, and should be a lot better. His number one complaint about the first movie? It had too many visual effects.

Not only is Pacific Rim 2 gearing up for production, but there is also a planned comic book tie-in and an animated TV series on the way. All of these will work in showing more backstory about the giant Kaiju monsters, and it sounds like some of the human element may be abandoned for a grander spectacle. That's the exact opposite way Charlie Hunnam thinks it should go. He was hired once again by Del Toro for this Fall's Crimson Peak, which offers more of a personal story not hinged on giant creatures beating each other to death. And it seems the actor and director have a great on-set rapport. But that said, Charlie Hunnam is not yet confirmed for the Kaiju sequel.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Shoots This November, Possibly Titled ‘Maelstrom’

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Shoots This November, Possibly Titled ‘Maelstrom’

There's a lot riding on Pacific Rim 2. Namely Hellboy 3. If Guillermo del Toro's Jaeger vs Kaiju follow-up is a huge smash at the box office, Legendary will finally consider backing the finale to his Hellboy trilogy. This morning, we finally have word that Pacific Rim 2 is going to start shooting in the fall, and it even has a working title that may stay in place as the official title once it's released.

A Guillermo del Toro movie is a precious thing, as he has so many projects in development at all times, it's not often that we get a finished product. That happens this Halloween, as his long-awaited gothic thriller Crimson Peak finally hits theaters October 16. At that point, he will be done with his grueling press tour for the film. He will take a couple weeks off, and then jump right into Pacific Rim 2. The sequel is currently known as Maelstrom, and according to Global News Canada, will shoot this November in Toronto.

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‘Warcraft’ & ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Get New Summer Release Dates

‘Warcraft’ & ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Get New Summer Release Dates

Earlier today, we announced that Fast & Furious 8 has been given an official release date of April 24, 2017. This was followed by the news that the next two Fifty Shades of Grey sequels have been given 2017 and 2018 release dates, both arriving in February to take advantage of the Valentine's Day holiday. Now comes news that Universal is shifting some of its most anticipated movies, handing out new release dates all around.

Warcraft - June 10, 2016

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Story Details Revealed; Charlie Day Will Return

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Story Details Revealed; Charlie Day Will Return

With filming scheduled to start next fall, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is teasing new story details for his highly-anticipated sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director has revealing just how long after the original Pacific Rim this sequel is set, and confirms that Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geisler) and Burn Gorman (Gottlieb) will both reprise their roles.

Are you excited that Geisler and Gottlieb will be back? What other Pacific Rim characters do you want to see return in the sequel? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Filming Fall 2015; ‘Pacific Rim 3’ Plans in Place

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Filming Fall 2015; ‘Pacific Rim 3’ Plans in Place

Back in June, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro announced that Pacific Rim 2 is moving forward, with Warner Bros. handing out an April 3, 2017 release date, along with an animated TV series that will bridge the gap between the first two movies. While promoting his animated adventure The Book of Life, the filmmaker revealed that he is actually planning on making Pacific Rim 3, with certain characters appearing at the end of Pacific Rim 2 that will lead into the third installment.

The director said in June that Pacific Rim characters Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam), Mako (Rinko Kikuchi), Newt (Charlie Day), Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) and possibly Hannibal (Ron Perlman) will be back for Pacific Rim 2. However, it's possible that he may be holding some of these characters back for the third installment.

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‘Pacific Rim’ Animated Series Will Serve as a Link Between Sequels

‘Pacific Rim’ Animated Series Will Serve as a Link Between Sequels

Last month, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro revealed that his highly-anticipated sequel Pacific Rim 2 will hit theaters on April 7, 2017, while also announcing that he is working on a Pacific Rim animated series as well. In a new interview with Collider, the filmmaker revealed that he envisions the show as bridge which connects Pacific Rim to Pacific Rim 2, while offering an exciting possibility for his upcoming feature At the Mountains of Madness.

Are you excited for Guillermo del Toro's plans regarding Pacific Rim 2, the Pacific Rim animated series and At the Mountains of Madness? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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Guillermo Del Toro Shooting Black and White Creature Feature Before ‘Pacific Rim 2’

Guillermo Del Toro Shooting Black and White Creature Feature Before ‘Pacific Rim 2’

After offering updates on the script and announcing an April 2017 release date for Pacific Rim 2 recently, many assumed that this sequel would be director Guillermo del Toro's next project. As it turns out, that is not the case, with the filmmaker revealing that he plans to shoot a small black and white movie in early 2015 before starting principal photography on Pacific Rim 2 at the end of next year.

You may recall that John Hurt was originally set to play Abraham Setrakian in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming TV series The Strain, before he was replaced by David Bradley.

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Guillermo Del Toro Talks ‘Pacific Rim 2’, the Animated Series and ‘Crimson Peak’

Guillermo Del Toro Talks ‘Pacific Rim 2’, the Animated Series and ‘Crimson Peak’

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro sheds light on his ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel and TV series, along with upcoming projects ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘At the Mountains of Madness’.