Steven DeKnight talks plans for Pacific Rim 3

We literally posted out REVIEW of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING earlier this morning and while our review didn't find the film to be stellar, neither did many critics as the film currently sits with a 45% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Anyhow, rotten reviews or not, today we already have news about a possible third entry in the series, along with possible spin-offs and standalone films via PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING writer-director Steven DeKnight who recently spoke to Cinema Blend about just that.

Steven DeKnight:

I can't give any details, but yes, I have a very clear idea [for the future]. When we were developing Uprising I was constantly jotting down notes about what I would want to do for the next movie. So I have a very, very rough outline of what that movie would be. And the plan was always to do the third installment, and then at the end of that movie expand the universe to a Star Wars/Star Trek-style [franchise] where it could go in many different directions. Different stories, main canon, side stories, standalones, the whole thing.

You can check out our review of the film right HERE and the new trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are to see the sequel in the comments below or on social media.


The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

The film is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil) and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING hits theaters nationwide TODAY!

Extra Tidbit: How excited are you for Pacific Rim: Uprising?
Source: Cinema Blend



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