The first Pacific Rim film filled our hearts with kaijus, Jaegers, giant swords, and joy in 2013. Pacific Rim Uprising will continue the story in March 2018. Set 10 years after the events of the initial installment, Uprising is poised to expand the world we just started to explore. But, it could also expand the Pacific Rim universe in a big kaiju-sized way.
Nerdist followed up with the film’s director and writer Steven S. DeKnight about a comment he made on a panel at New York Comic Con (NYCC). He mentioned the Pacific Rim “franchise.” It turns out, as Erika Ishii learned, DeKnight meant more than only a third movie. If they receive enough support Pacific Rim Uprising, they can move forward with the next film, yes, but also stories in other mediums. Watch:[brightcove video_id=”5601300259001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”rJs2ZD8x”]
DeKnight specifically mentioned, “The plan was always to use this movie as a launching pad.” He wants to expand the universe a la Star Wars or Star Trek. That could mean more comics, novels, or even an animated television series. Since the possibility of a Pacific Rim cartoon was rumored to be on the table when Guillermo del Toro was on board, I hope it could still happen. We could all use a little more kaiju action in our lives, don’t you think?
What would you want to see from a Pacific Rim universe that stretches across mediums? I’m all for a Mako Mori standalone comic or novel. Share your picks in the comments.
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Dive into more Pacific Rim!
- Watch the Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer.
- Learn more from the panel at NYCC.
- See a Gipsy Danger tattoo.
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