Last month, a rumor circulated that Warner Bros. may be cancelling director Guillermo del Toro's sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director clarified a week later that he is still planning on turning in the script and budget, while confirming that the production schedule has been delayed, and he may do another movie before tackling this big-budget sequel. Earlier today, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page to offer an update, revealing the script and budget has been turned in, although he hasn't been given an official answer yet.
Pacific Rim 2 was initially set for release on August 4, 2017, with production slated to begin this fall. Legendary confirmed last month that the sequel has been pushed out of that release date, which was snatched up just hours later by another sequel, Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect 3. Legendary revealed in a statement last month that they are still committed to the project, with the delay made to give Guillermo del Toro and his team more time to deliver the "fully-immersive experience" that fans deserve. If Warner Bros. does issue a green light, it isn't known when principal photography may begin, or when the studio may release the sequel.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
Ron Perlman revealed in an interview last year that he will never stop trying to get Hellboy 3 made, "because the first two films were set up for this huge resolve and he (Guillermo del Toro) already understands what that resolve will look like." The actor wouldn't divulge any details regarding the story of this final installment, and it isn't known if his co-stars Selma Blair and Doug Jones will return for the sequel. Still, the mere mention of Hellboy 3 gets longtime fans excited. When Guillermo del Toro mentioned the title at last year's Comic-Con, the 6,500 fans in Hall H broke into riotous applause.
It isn't known if Guillermo del Toro has actually written a full script for Hellboy 3 yet, but it seems he already has the story well mapped out. The director's next film, Crimson Peak, hits theaters this October, and he starts shooting Pacific Rim 2 sometime this fall. The director recently cleared some space in his schedule by dropping out of Dark Universe, but it isn't known what he will shoot after Pacific Rim 2. Do you want to see how Hellboy 3 wraps up the franchise? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Guillermo del Toro is no longer attached to direct Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Dark Universe, also known as Justice League Dark. The news follows a report from April, where Guillermo del Toro himself hinted that he may not have time to direct the project, even though the script is already completed. It isn't clear who Warner Bros. may be seeking to replace the director at this time.
The director is currently putting the finishing touches on his haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, which hits theaters this October. And he is prepping to shoot the sequel Pacific Rim 2, which already has an August 4, 2017 release date in place. There have also been rumors that Hellboy 3 may be be in the works, but the director hasn't said anything definitive about this long-rumored sequel thus far. It is believed that he will shoot Pacific Rim 2 next, sometime this fall.Read More
Ryan Gosling is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's long-gestating project Haunted Mansion 3D. Guillermo del Toro recently moderated a panel at the South By Southwest Film Festival last month for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River, and they were also spotted at Disneyland over Oscar weekend, riding the Haunted Mansion ride together and others such as Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad and Pirates of the Caribbean. No details were given for what character Ryan Gosling may portray.
Back in July, the director revealed that he may not direct Haunted Mansion, and that they have not cracked the story quite yet. The Wrap reports that D.V. DeVincentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) is currently working on the script, although there is no indication about when production may begin. If Ryan Gosling does sign on, it will mark a reunion of sorts with Disney, since he was one of the Mouseketeers in The Mickey Mouse Club, and one of his early movie roles was in Disney's Remember the Titans.Read More