Pacific Rim 2 to Start Shooting This November

Pacific Rim 2 to Start Shooting This November

Gipsy Danger Pacific Rim

The sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's second giant robot movie will begin shooting this November in Toronto.

While film-goers in North America largely ignored it, Pacific Rim was easily one of the best action films of 2013 and remains one of the coolest things non-Marvel things the film industry has put out in a good long time. The film's fan were thrilled, in turn, when its overseas success prompted Legendary Pictures to greenlight a sequel, currently slated to release in April 2017. That being the case, recent reports have stated the film now has a title and a date to start shooting.

According to said reports, Pacific Rim 2 will be subtitled "Maelstrom." Shooting for the film, in turn, is apparently slated to begin this coming November and will take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios. Speaking recently about the sequel, director Guillermo del Toro indicated that it will be set a few years after the first movie and will focus primarily on its city-stomping baddies the Kaiju. He's also promised that it will be "very different" from its predecessor.

Just speaking personally, this news is more than a little exciting to me. I've been a fan of giant robots blowing things up since Toonami first introduced me to Gundam back in the early 2000s. And while Pacific Rim wasn't perfect, it was still about as awesome a giant-robots-smashing-stuff flick as one could ever hope for Hollywood to produce. Seriously, just watch this scene and tell me this movie isn't amazing. It even makes that overused Inception "waaaaaah" noise seem cool again! That, my friends, is a feat all on its own.

Source: Global News

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Good. This is good news no matter how you slice it.

As awesome as the movie may be, the title always sounds dirty to me and makes me giggle.

Anyways, this is good. I still haven't seen the first one, but I want to.

So it will be "very different"? Good, means that there is a small chance that this one will be entertaining.

I see I'm not the only one who was underwhelmed with the original? For somebody like Del Toro, the film we got was rather Michael Bay. Set pieces, CG, not much brains. I don't hold out much hope for the sequel. Given the subject material of giant robots and giant monsters, what plots could possibly be explored that *aren't* just variations on Japanophile-friendly slugfests and buildings falling down?

Hmm, more giant robots vs giant monsters is always welcome, but I can't help but wonder: How do you make a sequel to Pacific Rim? The ending of that movie is about as definitive to the story as you can get: the portal is closed, and no more Kaiju to be seen. Although they'll probably just make the Herpes plot: no matter how hard you try, it always comes back.

Awh yeah, even if it does fall into sequal suckness, I still intend to watched it! I loved me some mindless action blockbuster!

Fucking yes.

Hopefully this one will do better at US Domestic this time around.

Not that I care mind, since the first movie was fucking great and just more of it is good enough :D

The BWAAAAH sound makes sense because Gypsy Danger has a lighthouse bullhorn. BWAAAAH.

The big issue with the first film, often with any film that underperforms, is marketing. Pacific Rim had an okay marketing campaign, but nothing compared to the massive hundred million dollar advertising campaigns Disney and Warner Brothers pound out to promote their superhero films.

Seeing part 1 in IMAX 3D: Mind blown with awesomeness.
Knowing Part 2 is on the way still: blissful end of a long day! ;) <3

Nice. I liked the first one specifically because it didn't try to be more than exactly what it was. Action figures smashing against each other. It needed just enough plot to get back to the smashy smashy. I hope they do the same.

That said....

When will we get more news of At The Mountains of Madness?

This is sort of turning into how any announcement by bethesda that wasn't Fallout 4 tended to be responded with "Fallout 4?"

I hope this time around they bring a little more life to their leads. Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi had like zero charisma or chemistry on the screen. Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Idris Elba were the only ones who seemed like they were having any fun at all.

Although the first Pacific Rim was mostly boring after the first watch......now only watch it for the monster/robot fights. But i would gladly watch the sequel ten times if it meant there was a chance for either Hellboy 3 or At The Mountains of Madness being made.

I'll never understand people who say the first movie was boring. 50% of it was giant robots punching the crap out of giant monsters to a soundtrack that worked soooo well. Sure it was cheesey as all hell, but name another movie that even comes close to such a wonderful ratio.

An Ceannaire:
I'll never understand people who say the first movie was boring. 50% of it was giant robots punching the crap out of giant monsters to a soundtrack that worked soooo well. Sure it was cheesey as all hell, but name another movie that even comes close to such a wonderful ratio.

Personally I'm more fascinated as to exactly what those people count as "exciting" honestly. Like...okay Pacific Rim wasn't a very 'clever' movie. It wasn't particularly deep or complex. Some of the references are clever and there were some nice touches but overall the plot was fairly straightforward. But said plot was solid enough and more importantly it held together some of the best action scenes in a movie in years. Gigantic robots punching out enormous monsters with incredibly nice visuals. Whenever I just want to rewatch a solid action film rather than anything more intricate Pacific Rim is up there on the list as being good, straight forward entertainment.

I mean...if someone outright finds that boring then what on Earth do they do for excitement? Wire their genitals to a car battery?

Anyway, hugely looking forward to this. Definitely a must-see.

OMG! This is not done being filled and ready for release? I feel like I've already waited forever!

MOAR BOTS vs MONSTERs!

Hopefully this one will be good.

The first one was awkwardly boring.

My one real complaint in the movie (not counting things like "Why didn't they use the sword to start?" and stuff like that) is that the other Jaegers and their pilots sucked. I don't mean that they didn't look cool or something like that. I mean that they really sucked. These remaining pilots were supposed to be the best. I mean, you had a Russian couple who were some of the longest living pilots ever, and then you had the Chinese triplets. Triplets! This is something that no other Jaeger has ever had. The movie even took time to mention that they had a killer move that made them famous.

And what happens? They both get taken out not only in the same fight, but by the same monster. Come on! I loved seeing the fights in this movie, but I was really disappointed that we got cheated out of what should have been a brawl. I hope that this second movie has that in it. One-on-one is good, but I want to see many-on-many please.

Cool! I heartily enjoyed the first one, I will totally make a note to check this out.

I still remember seeing this at a midnight screening with me and my best friends, cheering with the rest of the audience over giant robots fighting giant monsters... If only there was more marketing for the first movie, though... With that said, I'm still stoked that the sequel's even going to come out...

Other than that, I'm sure the sequel being" different" would surprise me in some way, shape, or form...

Batou667:
I see I'm not the only one who was underwhelmed with the original? For somebody like Del Toro, the film we got was rather Michael Bay. Set pieces, CG, not much brains. I don't hold out much hope for the sequel. Given the subject material of giant robots and giant monsters, what plots could possibly be explored that *aren't* just variations on Japanophile-friendly slugfests and buildings falling down?

Del Toro's Pacific Rim was nothing like Bay movie. Just because movie has big set-pieces and action doesn't make it a Bay movie. You can do simple and rather brainless well, Pacific Rim, and you can do poorly, Transformers. The subject matter of giant robots and monsters is inherently awesome. Most great works of literature and film have rather simplistic and basic plots.

Lightspeaker:

I mean...if someone outright finds that boring then what on Earth do they do for excitement? Wire their genitals to a car battery?

What I do with my genitals and automotive parts is my own business!

OT: Ah, glad to see this is starting. For the perceived failure of the first one I distinctly recall it being the most successful new IP that year. Even if the first Pacific Rim wasn't that great (most of the action scenes were at night/deep in the ocean to hide the sub-par CGI) it still was something new and used practical effects. Those are two things I'll always support.

Plus, it's giant robots punching giants monsters in the face. If you don't love that, get the fuck out.

Anyone have word on that cartoon that was announced a while back?

Pacific Rim is one of the very few movies in the dark age of film that I could enjoy. The characters were bland and it took awhile to get to the real action (since the other pilots had to be wiped out so easily), but it was worth the wait.

Oh please be good! If you're making a spirit bomb of quality I'd gladly give you my energy.

Enjoyed and liked the first one, so this is good news!! :D
Looking forward to more big monsters and robots kicking ass :)

Great news! I just hope that they focus more on the non-USA crews and Jaegers this time around. Seriously, Gypsy Danger was the most bland, generic and uninteresting of all the robots and got the lion's share of screen time, while most of the other crews seemed to be there just to get their asses kicked. Seeing as the film tanked in the USA, but did pretty great everywhere else, that doesn't seem like an unreasonable hope...

Xpwn3ntial:
What I do with my genitals and automotive parts is my own business!

OT: Ah, glad to see this is starting. For the perceived failure of the first one I distinctly recall it being the most successful new IP that year. Even if the first Pacific Rim wasn't that great (most of the action scenes were at night/deep in the ocean to hide the sub-par CGI) it still was something new and used practical effects. Those are two things I'll always support.

Plus, it's giant robots punching giants monsters in the face. If you don't love that, get the fuck out.

Anyone have word on that cartoon that was announced a while back?

As of right now, I have no idea. The sequel's coming out in two years so we've got some time but I'm with you, I think we should have heard something by now.
Anyway.
Yes, just yes. That's all I have to say.
And goodness gracious, I haven't finished my Jaeger/Kaiju collection yet, I should get on that. Especially since Tacit Ronin took a dive off the mantle and lost a foot; we've got a Jaeger down.

Fuck yeah. After being jaded as shit by Transformers robots, Pacific Rim got my blood flowing. I was building muscle just watching those big, hunky robots.
I hope it would be longer and with more focus on different crews. The biggest disappointment of Pacific Rim was Cherno not getting even a quarter of the screentime it deserved.
I trust Guillermo. I'm still mad at him for giving The Hobbit to that talentless hack Peter Jackson, but I trust him.

 

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