Pacific Rim 2 Cast: Is Scott Eastwood Drift Compatible?

Scott Eastwood may be next in line to join the Pacific Rim 2 cast.

Following an announcement earlier today that sees the Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment sequel set a February 23, 2018 release date, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Pacific Rim 2 cast may have found a second star. According to the trade, Scott Eastwood is in early talks to join the previously attached John Boyega. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens star is playing the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba‘s character from the original Guillermo del Toro film. Continue reading

Pacific Rim 2 Gets Force Awakens Star John Boyega in the Lead

Pacific Rim 2 Gets Force Awakens Star John Boyega in the Lead

Pacific Rim 2 is getting a sci-fi genre fan-favorite, and it’s a pretty big deal! It may be a little hard to believe, but it has already been three years since Guillermo Del Toro brought Pacific Rim to the big screen. Though the film didn’t quite kill it at the domestic box office, it did do pretty well internationally, and spawned comic books, an in-development animated series and a whole lot of merchandise, so the franchise potential is there and a sequel is on the way. Though a lot of focus has been on who won’t be returning, we finally got word on a huge new addition to Pacific Rim 2. Continue reading

Guillermo Del Toro Says PACIFIC RIM 2 Isn’t Dead Yet

Just yesterday, we wrote about how production on Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed indefinitely, and THR’s report indicated that the movie might not ever get made. But writer/director Guillermo del Toro isn’t quite ready to give up on the project yet: in a new interview with EW, he tells the outlet that the project is “not gone.”

“We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.”

He also mentions that the movie’s delay is temporary, saying “It moved further. I may do another movie in the middle.” That mystery film is likely the “Splash meets Wall-E” pitch he’s working on for Fox Searchlight, news of which leaked a few days ago. But del Toro isn’t completely lacking in self-awareness. He knows full well that his passion projects cost a lot of money to make and aren’t exactly easy sells.

“I can tell you this, if I was a billionaire, I would definitely do Hellboy 3, Pacific Rim 2, and At the Mountains of Madness.” He laughs. “And I would quickly become a millionaire.”

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Guillermo del Toro Starts Shooting PACIFIC RIM 2 in November


Pacific Rim 2 has been a long time coming, but it’s finally going to start getting heavy into development now that director Guillermo del Toro is finished with Crimson Peak. He revealed to Yahoo! in a recent interview that he was going to start shooting the film in November. Continue reading

Universal Delays WARCRAFT, PACIFIC RIM 2, and More

At CinemaCon, Universal rearranged some of the biggest movies on its upcoming release schedule and ended up delaying some highly-anticipated projects in the process. Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, which wrapped filming about a year ago and was initially slated for a December 2015 release, had already been pushed to March of 2016 (presumably due to the assumed holiday dominance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Continue reading