If you happen to be a fan of stupidly massive monsters and mechanical marvels punching the living daylights out of each other, then the next couple of years are going to be simply heavenly for you. Not only do we get a new King Kong movie that stars Dewey Cox walking harder than ever before as he teams up with Loki, but Godzilla and Pacific Rim are also making a return.
And I don’t need to wax lyrical about how much I love Pacific Rim, as even renamed my toilet to “The Breach”. Two movies, featuring big examples of special effects. And new titles! Legendary Pictures have announced a few more details for the projects, which will now be known as Pacific Rim: Uprising and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters.
The latter directly references the first time American audiences got a taste of some kaiju action way back in 1956, while Pacific Rim’s announcement drops the Maelstrom addition that was originally attached to film. Pacific Rim: Uprising might also offer more clues to the plot of that sequel, which stars John Boyega as the son of Stacker Pentecost.
As Collider noted, set photos of John Boyega have seen him in character rushing through the ruins of of Kaiju attacks, while first film director Guillermo Del Toro still teased that with no more monsters to fight and a surplus of Jaeger technology lying around, a new war might have broken out. And that sounds like an intriguing direction for the sequel, especially when you factor in the idea of a class division rebellion. A Pacific Rim sequel that has Jaeger on Jaeger battles? I’m down like a clown for that rumour.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is currently pencilled in for a March 22 release in 2019, while Pacific Rim: Uprising drops in February of 2018.