Pacific Rim and the upcoming sequel are set in a future where humans battle the Kaiju using giant mechas known as Jaegers, making the film series an ideal candidate to join Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse, which currently consists of the new Godzilla and King Kong films. In an interview with Slash Film, Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight commented on the possibility of seeing a crossover between the Pacific Rim films, Godzilla, and King Kong.
DeKnight revealed that while the decision is up to Legendary, he has developed an idea that would allow the Pacific Rim films to crossover with the Godzilla and Kong movies:
“Just in my own head. I don’t want anyone to think that was an official Legendary thing. That was Steve DeKnight the fanboy talking about what he would love to see. I have an idea, a plan for the third part of this Pacific Rim trilogy that would open up the universe and allow that crossover if Legendary wants to. It’s totally up to them. As a fanboy, I would love to see it. But if they want to keep it separate, I’ll still be paying for my tickets to see Kong, Godzilla, and more Pacific Rim.”
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Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona and Nick E. Tarabay.
Pacific Rim Uprising will be released in theaters on March 23, 2018.
Source: Slash Film
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