The follow-up sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi thriller about giant robots who protect the world from Kaiju monsters.
Ah, the roller coaster ride that is Pacific Rim 2. One minute it's up, the next it's down. Last we heard, Universal and Legendary are still planning on getting this sequel off the ground. Though, they stripped it of its summer 2017 release date, instead handing that prime piece of real estate to Pitch Perfect 3. While Pacific Rim 2's future remains uncertain, but one thing's for certain. If it happens, it will feature Ayra Stark in a key role.
What isn't clear is whether or not they were actually meeting for Pacific Rim 2. It's believed that the director will next shoot a low budget indie thriller that features very few actors while he waits for Pacific Rim 2 to come to fruition. What's clear is that this meeting went very well. And at some point, these two forces of nature will collide in our favor.Read More
Director Guillermo del Toro himself revealed two weeks ago that the sequel is still happening, since he is turning in the script and a budget within a matter of weeks. He did add, though that he may make another movie between Crimson Peak, which hits theaters October 16, and Pacific Rim 2, which the filmmaker co-wrote alongside Travis Beacham and Jon Spaihts. No returning cast members from Pacific Rim have been confirmed, but it is believed that Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman will be coming back.
It's possible the movie Guillermo del Toro may shoot is a small, independent creature feature he teased back in July 2014. The filmmaker said, at the time, that he hoped to shoot that film in early 2015, but it isn't known if he actually filmed that mystery movie or not. The filmmaker said that he wanted to cast John Hurt and an unspecified actress, who only has one short film and one feature under her belt, for this creature project, which he would film in black and white.Read More
Pacific Rim 2 was praised by the nation's critics, earning a 72% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it didn't exactly set the box office on fire. It earned just $101.8 million at the domestic box office, but performed much better internationally, taking in $309.2 million for a worldwide tally of $411 million. While those numbers aren't poor by any means, the film cost a whopping $190 million to make, and there were rumors that the original movie's cost may have been a factor in "delaying" the sequel. As for the other movie in the "middle" he may make before Pacific Rim 2, the filmmaker has already hinted what that may be as well.
As of now, Pacific Rim 2 is still set for an August 4, 2017 release date, but don't be surprised if that is moved in the near future. Are you disappointed that Pacific Rim 2 is further off than we originally hoped? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates on this highly-anticipated sequel.Read More
It was believed that director Guillermo del Toro will start work on his long-awaited sequel Pacific Rim 2 after he puts the finishing touches on his haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, which is set for release on October 16. Last week, an unconfirmed report revealed that Warner Bros. is delaying Pacific Rim 2, pushing production back from a fall 2015 start to sometime in 2016. As it turns out, that report was only half-true, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the sequel has been delayed indefinitely, and may even be canceled entirely.
The original Pacific Rim only made $101.8 million at the domestic box office, but performed much better internationally, taking in $309.2 million for a worldwide tally of $411 million. Unfortunately, the movie cost a whopping $190 million, and it is believed that the original movie's cost lead to uncertainty about the sequel at Legendary. Pacific Rim did "exceptional" business in China, where Legendary is heavily invested, but this report claims Pacific Rim 2 may not be worth the effort.Read More
Here's a bit of disturbing news coming out of Burbank, California tonight. Insiders at Warner Bros. are claiming that Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed. Guillermo del Toro has promised in many interviews over the course of this past year that shooting would definitely start in fall 2015. Now, it doesn't look like things will get underway on the sequel until sometime in 2016.
Spies working exclusively for Latino Review were the first to divulge this news. Pacific Rim 2 was all set to start shooting this November in Toronto. Guillermo del Toro was set to make the sequel his top priority once he finished all promotional work on his upcoming haunted house thriller Crimson Peak. But now, those plans have reportedly changed. Believed to be titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, all shooting on the project is being delayed until sometime in 2016, though an official start date is not given.Read More
You'll be forgiven if your mind is a little hazy on who survived the destruction in Pacific Rim. The movie was one giant roller coast ride of giant monsters fighting enormous human-controlled Jaegers. And there were a lot of casualties. Because of the high body count, a lot of actors are going to be out of a job when Pacific Rim 2 begins shooting this fall. But just because this sequel will focus more on the giant Kaiju beasts at the heart of its core doesn't mean we won't see a few familiar faces.
Guillermo del Toro is reportedly starting production on Pacific Rim 2 this November, after he finishes his press tour for the haunted house thriller Crimson Peak. If he holds true to his word on the sequel, we'll see the return of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) as retired Jaeger pilots who once saved the world from rampaging beasts. We'll probably see more of Dr. Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day) and Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) as scientists obsessed with the Kaiju. Ron Perlman's Hannibal Chau may also be back. Sure, it looked as though he was killed by one of the Kaiju, but the Pacific Rim post-credit scene showed that he was very much alive. Idris Elba's Stacker Pentacost, however, is very much dead and will not return unless it's a hologram (don't rule this possibility out).Read More