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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Pacific Rim Uprising has had a bit of a bumpy road to the big screen. Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro had always hoped there would be a next film, but the overall box office of that first film didn’t guarantee that would happen.

Then the sequel hit speed bump after speed bump, and soon enough, del Toro wasn’t able to direct it. But that doesn’t mean his influence was lost altogether. He was very much still in the process even if he wasn’t the director, as ComingSoon.net discovered while visiting the set earlier this year.

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They had a chance to sit down with producer Cale Boyter, who said:

“He’s been involved from the different ideas, weighing in, the different drafts,. We send him all the visuals and everything. He loves Boyega. Obviously all the stuff he looked at he’s touched and noted. He hasn’t been here yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point he ends up here. Moves things around and I’ll be like ‘No, go back over there.’”

So those who are sad over the fact that Pacific Rim Uprising won’t be the vision of del Toro may be able to see a lot of his influence when the film actually hits theaters early next year.

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SOURCE: ComingSoon.net

  • axebox

    Why did Del Toro get excluded from the sequel to his movie?

    • 5_deadly_venoms

      Hmmm, maybe because he SUCKS?

  • Momitchell

    I loved Pacific Rim, but so far this is looking way too cartoony, but I hope I’m wrong.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.