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’ Will Bring Back Everyone Who Survived

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Will Bring Back Everyone Who Survived

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).

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‘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

Guillermo del Toro recently revealed more details about his animated adapation of ‘Pacifc Rim’, while hinting at two different theatrical cuts for ‘At the Mountains of Madness’.
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’

Director John Hurt is being eyed to star in Guillermo del Toro's indie feature, which will shoot in early 2015 before ‘Pacific Rim 2’.