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Legendary Pictures CEO says they are not actively working on Pacific Rim 2

May. 16, 2014by:

With GODZILLA opening this weekend, Legendary Pictures has the first in a potential franchise of monster movies. So, what does this mean for the rumored sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's own kaiju movie PACIFIC RIM? Probably nothing good. Just a couple of months ago, comments were made by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull that they were open to sitting down with Del Toro to hash out a sequel to PACIFIC RIM. But, now Tull has made comments that don't sound quite so positive.

In an interview with Guillermo Del Toro.

Here's the deal. ... We're not just going to do PACIFIC RIM 2 just to do it. Right now we're talking to Guillermo del Toro. If we can crack the story, we all think it's great, and it's him at the helm, then fantastic. But right now there's nothing going on officially to proclaim.

From the sounds of these comments, Tull doesn't sound like he wants to say that there is no chance of a PACIFIC RIM sequel, but he doesn't sound too sold on the idea either. While I quite enjoyed the Del Toro monster movie, the director is always moving from one project to the next. With so many movies in his pipeline, I would have expected him to produce and possibly write PACIFIC RIM 2 while handing the reins over to someone else. If Legendary finds Del Toro directing to be a condition on the sequel getting made, we may never see PACIFIC RIM 2.

Here's hoping Del Toro and Legendary return to the world of kaiju and jaegers, but don't hold your breath.

Extra Tidbit: PACIFIC RIM versus GODZILLA. This is the perfect cross-over!
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9:34AM on 05/19/2014
I loved Pacific Rim, so I really hope Del Toro and Legendary can pump out a good script and get a sequel greenlit in the near future.
I loved Pacific Rim, so I really hope Del Toro and Legendary can pump out a good script and get a sequel greenlit in the near future.
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12:21AM on 05/19/2014
I thought PR was pretty bad. However, if they actually had a story with a diverse group of characters rather than cliches...I'm for a sequel.

Winter Soldier and Catching Fire showed that sequels can actually be better than the poorly made introduction films.
I thought PR was pretty bad. However, if they actually had a story with a diverse group of characters rather than cliches...I'm for a sequel.

Winter Soldier and Catching Fire showed that sequels can actually be better than the poorly made introduction films.
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12:13AM on 05/17/2014
My first impression after reading the title was F*** YOU!!! but after reading what they have to say, i wish more studios acted this way about films! They just want an honest to good sequel that lives up to the first film. There is no doubt we will get an awesome story from Guilermo Del Toro he is a true artist. I think this will get greenlit sooner rather than later especially if Godzilla does well at the box office.
My first impression after reading the title was F*** YOU!!! but after reading what they have to say, i wish more studios acted this way about films! They just want an honest to good sequel that lives up to the first film. There is no doubt we will get an awesome story from Guilermo Del Toro he is a true artist. I think this will get greenlit sooner rather than later especially if Godzilla does well at the box office.
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9:44PM on 05/16/2014
Good. It wasn't that great anyway. Warranted many unecessary films get sequels but despite the nostalgia factor for Voltron and what not, this movie kinda sucked. It was way too cheesy.
Good. It wasn't that great anyway. Warranted many unecessary films get sequels but despite the nostalgia factor for Voltron and what not, this movie kinda sucked. It was way too cheesy.
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9:27PM on 05/16/2014
It's a good movie set in an environment full of interesting little textures and details with lots of potential for exploration. That said, I'm glad they aren't rushing into it and I'm willing to wait until a good idea is solidified, and Guillermo del Toro should probably turn his attention to a third Hellboy film.
It's a good movie set in an environment full of interesting little textures and details with lots of potential for exploration. That said, I'm glad they aren't rushing into it and I'm willing to wait until a good idea is solidified, and Guillermo del Toro should probably turn his attention to a third Hellboy film.
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8:19PM on 05/16/2014

So?

Since when is it a problem not to force a sequel?! I thought the film was a ton of fun, but I would much rather they approach it this way rather than churn out a subpar product just to make some money. Pacific Rim was a passion project for Del Toro, and if/when he feels the need to come back to it, I think the film will be all the better for that reason.
Since when is it a problem not to force a sequel?! I thought the film was a ton of fun, but I would much rather they approach it this way rather than churn out a subpar product just to make some money. Pacific Rim was a passion project for Del Toro, and if/when he feels the need to come back to it, I think the film will be all the better for that reason.
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8:15PM on 05/16/2014

People need to stop overanalyzing everything

It sounds to me like he doesn't want to greenlight a sequel just to cash in, he wants to make sure its a good movie. That's it. Don't read too much into it.
It sounds to me like he doesn't want to greenlight a sequel just to cash in, he wants to make sure its a good movie. That's it. Don't read too much into it.
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4:02PM on 05/16/2014
Bummer.
Bummer.
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3:44PM on 05/16/2014
Good. This was the worst movie last summer, and everyone knows that is if Michael Bay, or Marc Web (everyone's new favorite director to shit on) made it, you'd all be saying good too. Talk about a plot hole ridden piece of ant-climactic crap.
Good. This was the worst movie last summer, and everyone knows that is if Michael Bay, or Marc Web (everyone's new favorite director to shit on) made it, you'd all be saying good too. Talk about a plot hole ridden piece of ant-climactic crap.
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4:00PM on 05/16/2014
"If Michael Bay made this movie..." is a non-sensical argument. If Bay made PR, it would have been a *different* movie from the one Del Toro made.
"If Michael Bay made this movie..." is a non-sensical argument. If Bay made PR, it would have been a *different* movie from the one Del Toro made.
3:42PM on 05/16/2014

This movie Needs a sequel.

As much as I loved the first one maybe the best part of it was what it setup for the future. This could be one of the coolest franchises ever and it certainly deserves to get made.
As much as I loved the first one maybe the best part of it was what it setup for the future. This could be one of the coolest franchises ever and it certainly deserves to get made.
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3:32PM on 05/16/2014
Well that blows.
Well that blows.
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3:27PM on 05/16/2014
No fun at all. But then Del Toro always has about a dozen movies in line, so I ain't too suprised, honestly...
No fun at all. But then Del Toro always has about a dozen movies in line, so I ain't too suprised, honestly...
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3:24PM on 05/16/2014

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I would love to see another Godzilla vs film. They use to do them all the time back in the original series. Updating it with recent characters is a great idea.
I would love to see another Godzilla vs film. They use to do them all the time back in the original series. Updating it with recent characters is a great idea.
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3:14PM on 05/16/2014
That's to bad,but a sequel I really want is Hellboy 3.Perlman isn't getting any younger.
That's to bad,but a sequel I really want is Hellboy 3.Perlman isn't getting any younger.
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3:28PM on 05/16/2014
Yes.
Yes.
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3:13PM on 05/16/2014

H3

Del Toro should focus on the Hellboy 3 script.
Del Toro should focus on the Hellboy 3 script.
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2:46PM on 05/16/2014
That's too bad. For all the flaws that the first one may have had, it was still a really good, FUN film. Would love to see a sequel with Del Toro preferably helming.
That's too bad. For all the flaws that the first one may have had, it was still a really good, FUN film. Would love to see a sequel with Del Toro preferably helming.
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2:46PM on 05/16/2014

Not surprising....

The film had amazing visuals and was a blast on the level of being a kid, but the plot was shaky (and never really sold), the acting was......bleh, and it wasn't supported by the movie-going public. It did well overseas, but only managed $100 million domestic (or what Captain America made in a week), so at best broke even. Not exactly a ringing endorsement to start a franchise with.
The film had amazing visuals and was a blast on the level of being a kid, but the plot was shaky (and never really sold), the acting was......bleh, and it wasn't supported by the movie-going public. It did well overseas, but only managed $100 million domestic (or what Captain America made in a week), so at best broke even. Not exactly a ringing endorsement to start a franchise with.
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6:45PM on 05/16/2014
Amazing visuals? You've gotta be kidding.
Amazing visuals? You've gotta be kidding.
7:39PM on 05/17/2014
No, I thought the visuals were outstanding. The scope turned out good, the CGI was solid, little things like the pieces of the buildings & water were very well done. The main problem with the film is the the best fight happened 20 minutes before the end of the movie and that Del Toro decided to leave many of the plot points unresolved, leading to people mocking the choices of the characters. That and the lead was almost as wooden as the mope from Avatar and Clash Of The Titans.
No, I thought the visuals were outstanding. The scope turned out good, the CGI was solid, little things like the pieces of the buildings & water were very well done. The main problem with the film is the the best fight happened 20 minutes before the end of the movie and that Del Toro decided to leave many of the plot points unresolved, leading to people mocking the choices of the characters. That and the lead was almost as wooden as the mope from Avatar and Clash Of The Titans.
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