We loved 2013’s Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie. We think it’s the best thing mankind’s ever done, and that includes building the great pyramids and bacon double cheeseburgers. Over a year ago we all rejoiced at the news that Pacific Rim 2 had been greenlit, and all seemed right with the world.
Well… it’s no longer the case.
THR is reporting that the film won’t make it’s August 2017 release date. In fact, it may not happen at all. A victim of Legendary’s move from Warner Bros to Universal, the project has been placed on “indefinite hold.”
And parts of me that I didn’t know could cry are now weeping.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a visual masterpiece, and a breath of original, fresh air in a world of adaptations and remakes. It was something both familiar yet totally new. To see it’s promising follow up vanish into the Hollywood ether is highly disappointing. It still has a chance of re-materializing, but not a big one.
We can always dream though.
On this episode, we talk about the Jurassic World Trailer, the Episode VII trailer, Oscar Isaac’s casting as Apocalypse, Constantine’s order getting cut, Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark script, Wonder Woman getting a woman director and, finally, our trip to Daisho Con.
We did a video version for this episode, but I (Trae) had my computer crash before it could be saved — so let’s just be glad the audio version survived, okay?
This has been a stressful evening.
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So after expressing interest in doing a Justice League: Dark film for several year, Guillermo del Toro has finally submitted his script, to Warner Brothers. Tentatively titled Dark Universe, the film would follow some of the more magical members of the DC Universe. ( Such as Swamp Thing, Zatanna, John Constantine and Deadman.)
Its worth noting that DC did not list Justice League: Dark among their upcoming movies and its not like del Toro doesn’t have a full plate of projects already, but the fact that he appears to be serious about making my one of my dreams come true is really, REALLY exciting.