While Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim was an original IP that unfortunately had mediocre returns at the domestic box office in spite of positive reception, overseas markets supported the movie enough that Legendary Pictures was willing to take a gamble with a sequel. Now, director Stephen DeKnight has stated that plans for a wider franchise will proceed if Pacific Rim: Uprising is a hit.
Entertainment Weekly recently attended the New York Comic Con panel for Pacific Rim: Uprising, where DeKnight and some of the cast assembled to discuss the film. DeKnight noted that he wants Uprising to be the gateway to making the giant-robots-versus-giant-monsters sequel into a franchise:
“Guillermo [Del Toro] set the table and it was a fantastic visual feast, and we wanted to make sure we honored what he created. This is hopefully the first step in a bigger Pacific Rim franchise. We really wanted to explore the universe and look at the first movie and expound on it. We actually, there are references to the first movie and what happened in the first movie. … People try to understand why the kaiju attacked, why the aliens sent the kaiju.”
While we shouldn’t go around expecting something so bold as a Pacific Rim Cinematic Universe, it does sound like there will be an emphasis on world-building so that the movie isn’t just a mindless, plot-free exercise in having giant robots punch each other (*cough* like the Transformers sequels *cough*). The movie certainly looks like it has an emphasis on telling a compelling story in addition to providing bonkers action, so hopefully DeKnight’s sequel manages to be a worthy successor to the original film.
Pacific Rim Uprising makes waves on February 23, 2018. The film’s cast includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeney, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Ranking The Biggest Comic-Con 2017 Movie Trailers, Worst To Best
This past weekend, legions upon legions of fans descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con. What started way back in 1970 by fans of reading and collecting comics has now become an international celebration of pretty much everything under the sun and a pop culture phenomenon.
It’s also the chance for many major films and television shows to have their cast meet the fans and showcase what’s to come in the near future from their products. This year was no different as we got to see a wide range of trailers for upcoming movies, among other things. Many of these trailers were hits with fans and continue to generate excitement, but some were better than others.
Here are this year’s major Comic-Con movie trailers, ranked worst to best. Click Next to take a look.