On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about Amazon developing new TV shows based on Snow Crash, Ringworld and Lazarus to start. We also talk about the new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising, how the Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie is still happening, Time Lord Expo getting cancelled just weeks before the con, and the sorry state of Wizard World.
Look, we love the movie Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie, and we’re not afraid to sing its praises for days. So, needless to say, now that we’ve finally got a trailer for the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, some of us are bouncing off the walls with excitement.
Okay, maybe that’s just me.
John Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie, and while our heroes thought they had defeated the Kaiju for good… the monsters have returned. I mean, it’s pretty pain by numbers, but it’s pretty paint by numbers. Personally, I’m into it.
Let’s be clear — here at Nerd & Tie we love 2013’s Pacific Rim probably more than we should. I mean, it’s giant robots punching giant monsters, and it is amazing. Now even though the sequel lost Guillermo del Toro as a creative force (who is the main reason the first one was so great), we’re can’t wait for the film.
Though it seems like we’ll have to.
The latest news is that Pacific Rim: Uprising will no longer make its February 23, 2018 release date. Instead the studio is pushing the film back a month to March 23rd. I know it’s not a huge move, but that puts the movie only a week before Ready Player One. We’re assuming the move is due to Black Panther coming out just a week before the original date in February.
Honestly, if I were Lionsgate, I wouldn’t want to go up against Marvel Studios either.
We leave you with the bit of footage from San Diego Comic Con which we decided was too small to get its own story. We’re still excited for this one, even if we have to wait a little longer to get it.