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A bizarre cult centered around alien horrors from space shaping human prehistory, no less!
post #52 of 386
Well, shit . . . now I'm convinced.

Xenu is Cthulu.
post #53 of 386
I dunno, man. Xenu has to rely on alien ghosts to do all his negative-vibe-sending to the mentally sensitive of the world; Cthulhu just dreams that shit to them.
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Actually it's Cult of Cthulu that focuses on the Cult: In the Mouth of Madness has a group of scientists uncovering the Old One's cities in the Antarctic.

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Buzzkill!

(I was basking in the glory of a Commodore approved minor witticism)
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This is nice. I don't know if GDT will direct; there's enough groundwork with the Jaegers, Kaiju, etc that a really interesting movie could be crafted. 

 

I had read some early sequel talk about the aliens taking the [mild spoiler for first film] exploded parts of Gipsy Danger and creating a mechanical hybrids ala Gigan and Mecha-Godzilla.

 

The Godzilla thing would be fun, but they couldn't make a whole movie out of it. I reckon a cameo or easter egg is likely though.

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Don't forget Tom Cruise.

They cancelled MOUNTAINS before GHOST PROTOCOL hit. Maybe if Cruise had just done PROTOCOL instead of NIGHT & DAY...who knows.
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Actually it's Cult of Cthulu that focuses on the Cult: In the Mouth of Madness has a group of scientists uncovering the Old One's cities in the Antarctic.
Yeah, but GDT's script supposedly has a guest appearance by the Great Old One.

Not sure if there was any cult shenanigans.
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That's a nice thought about Mountains, but since Edge Of Tomorrow didn't hit big, even though it was PG-13, I'm not sure the studios would throw money at an R-rated Tom Cruise battling tentacle monsters in a colder climate.

 

As for PR, I enjoyed it a lot, I own the Blu-Ray, and I'll be throwing down my money when PR2 hits theaters.

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If this happens, I'll go see this piece of shit movie opening night.

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http://geektyrant.com/news/pacific-rim-2-teaser-poster-sequel-will-set-up-third-film

 

Del Toro also recently did an interview with Collider, and during that sit down the director talked a little big about the second film and revealed that it would pave the way for a third film. This is what he said about it:

 

Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don’t because we have decided that we’re going to shoot ambitiously and say ‘Let’s hope we have three movies,’ so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one.”  

 

 

Edit; that teaser poster has been confirmed to be a fake mockup by some fans.  But the news about a possible threequel is real.

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I give it a couple of months until it gets its own shared universe.

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Stacker Pentecost Origins
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Stacker Pentecost Origins

Totally be fine with a Pacific Rim being an origin story for Pentecost. 

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I do believe the animated series will probably serve that purpose.

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Ooh, totally forgot about the show.  The prime years of the Kaiju War do need proper showcase though.

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No more prequels forever.  If Hollywood never produces another prequel it'll be too soon.

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But, teh backstoriez

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at least one person thinks the Pacific Rim sequel is still happening. “We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks,” writer-director Guillermo Del Toro tells EW. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.”
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Privately, del Toro must be pissed off about the delay and all the money arm-wrestling. But he doesn't pull a public tantrum and point fingers like that Trank guy. He laughs and makes jokes. I admire him for that:
 

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 “I can tell you this, if I was a billionaire, I would definitely do Hellboy 3Pacific Rim 2, and At the Mountains of Madness.” He laughs. “And I would quickly become a millionaire.”
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Why the Hell didn't Marvel hire GDT to do Thor 2?!? Based upon the Hellboy movies, he would have been perfect for it! He has the sort of sensibilities that make him ideal for the MCU!

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Why the Hell didn't Marvel hire GDT to do Thor 2?!? Based upon the Hellboy movies, he would have been perfect for it! He has the sort of sensibilities that make him ideal for the MCU!
No! GDT should have been on Dr Strange!
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I kinda want Warner Bros. to give him Swamp Thing.  He could do really well with that character.

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Why the Hell didn't Marvel hire GDT to do Thor 2?!? Based upon the Hellboy movies, he would have been perfect for it! He has the sort of sensibilities that make him ideal for the MCU!

 

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No! GDT should have been on Dr Strange!


Too much personal vision, not enough Marvel vision perhaps.  I dunno personally I see him as a James Gunn type who could work with a studio just fine.  Maybe Thor 2 theoretically mattered more than the unknown quantity of Guardians at that point, which is HILARIOUS. 

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No! GDT should have been on Dr Strange!

There's still plenty of time for whoever it is directing Dr Strange to leave due to creative differences, maybe Pacific Rim 2's delay will leave enough room in del Toro's schedule to take over.

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I kinda want Warner Bros. to give him Swamp Thing.  He could do really well with that character.


Funny, I was reading some Swamp Thing for the first time recently and I thought the exact same thing. I'm not a big GDT guy at all, but I still think he's perfect fit for that character.

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http://screencrush.com/pacific-rim-2-off-the-table/

 

Well shit. I was having a pretty good day until I read this. Bay gets to make another shitty fucking movie but we're denied another round of Jaegers battling giant monsters?

 

Fuck you Michael Bay. FUCK. YOU.

post #78 of 386

ey, it's not all Michael Bay's fault.  His transmorphers make insane money.

 

Pacific Rim kinda barely scraped by.  And after Crimson Peak flopping so hard...

 

But don't you fret Fett!  China may save you!

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ey, it's not all Michael Bay's fault.  His transmorphers make insane money.

 

Pacific Rim kinda barely scraped by.  And after Crimson Peak flopping so hard...

 

But don't you fret Fett!  China may save you!

 

No thanks, I think TF 4 qualifies as a human rights violation.

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No thanks to what?

 

The article says something about financial backing from China (where Pacific Rim was pretty successful) possibly being able to bring Pacific Rim 2 back.  Or are you saying you wouldn't want that either?

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No thanks to what?

 

The article says something about financial backing from China (where Pacific Rim was pretty successful) possibly being able to bring Pacific Rim 2 back.  Or are you saying you wouldn't want that either?

 

Of course I want it but if I come off too desperate then China will just tease me forever and then tear my heart out and kick my ass to the curb.  That's going to happen.

 

It always happens.

 

*sniff*

post #82 of 386

I see I see.

 

Yes, best to just forget about it and be pleasantly surprised if it does come to pass.  

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Bay is back for Transformers 5?

 

Must... resist... urge...

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Dammit. And I was just out of the blue thinking today that I wanted Hiddleston and Chastain to cameo in Pacific Rim 2 as jaeger pilots.

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Dammit. And I was just out of the blue thinking today that I wanted Hiddleston and Chastain to cameo in Pacific Rim 2 as jaeger pilots.

As a couple of 

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VERY VERY... "DRIFT COMPATIBLE"... bro and sis????   
 
you catch my drift
you catch my drift?
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I feel like we shouldn't talk about GDT stories until he's shooting them. Also, pac rim 2 doesn't need to happen. I say that as a fan of the first.
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 Yeah I wonder about that. A major Chinese company buying Legendary could mean more Kaiju films. Then again China hates Japan so maybe they'll bury those properties!

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That would suck.

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Bear with me on this. Dalian Wanda is really big stuff in China. By far the leading movie company, and largest owner of movie theatres too (studios aren't allowed to do that in the US). It's got pots of money and its chairman (China's richest man) has talked about buying another US studio on top of Legendary. And fantasy/sci-fi/action movies sell like gangbusters in China.

 

Aaaand, China is forecast to overtake the US in terms of box-office sales by 2017.

 

Aaaaaaaand, as the local owner of a US studio, it might get not become subject to the annual limit on foreign-produced movies that China has. 

 

So...yeah. Pacific Rim II is a possibility. I bet you the Chinese jaeger doesn't get kaboshed like a putz this time around if it happens! 

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Thread Starter 

He'll be involved but you know what? We're getting a sequel!

 

FUCK

 

 

YES!

post #95 of 386
The rollercoaster ride of Pac Rim 2 is bad for my heart. Stoked it's still on, bummed Del Toro isn't directing though. We'll see if this guy is any good.
post #96 of 386

So that was the incredibly loud, wet fart I heard!

post #97 of 386
Thread Starter 

Huh. Must have come from the Batman vs Superman thread! :D

post #98 of 386

John Boyega is the film's new lead:

 

http://www.avclub.com/article/john-boyega-suit-pacific-rim-2-237787

 

Take that, Charlie Hunnam's bizarre "American" accent!

post #99 of 386

Not to be "that guy" but isn't one of the reasons Pacific Rim's getting a sequel because of it's success in China? So, you'd think they'd want to appeal to China with the sequel, right? But - and there's no easy way to say this - isn't China kinda terribly racist? 

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I greatly anticipate seeing the first trailer for this in a packed theater:

 

Almost half the audience: "They made a Pacific Rim 2? Why?"

 

The other half: "What's Pacific Rim?"

 

Two dudes in the exact center of the theater: "YEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!"

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