If the trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising is any indication, Legendary doesn’t seem content to make things small, and neither does director Steven S. DeKnight. But how big are they willing to get? Speaking with Collider, DeKnight expressed everyone’s interest in Pacific Rim somehow merging with the MonsterVerse, which currently consists of Godzilla and King Kong:
“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over]. Look I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself I would love to see that happen.”
Of course, the future isn’t always so clear. Perhaps a merging of worlds isn’t quite in the cards. But even if that’s not the case, they do seem to be hoping to at least get another sequel.
“Oh we definitely leave it open to another installment. The tricky thing with something like this is you want to not end on a cliffhanger. You don’t want an Empire Strikes Back cliffhanger unless you know you’re gonna do a third movie—you want to leave it open but also wrap it up. So that’s very much what we did on this movie. It has a definitive ending but very much open to the next chapter.”
I’m personally in “wait and see” mode with this one. I despised the first film, but was intrigued by that first trailer. As such, if this next one knocks it out of the park, I’d be happy to see these worlds collide. Should it disappoint a second time, I’d be much happier see it continue in its own little pool.
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