– by Joseph Jammer Medina

You can’t fault Hollywood for being ambitious. Ever since Marvel broke new ground with their Cinematic Universe, others have been working hard to replicate the very thing. Additionally, there are filmmakers who have always dreamed of creating bigger worlds in the film medium, who are all of a sudden seeing an opening to do so.

This same thing can be said of Steven S. DeKnight. The filmmaker, who helmed upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising, hopes to see bigger things for the franchise, should this film succeed.

Here’s what the director had to say when talking to Nerdist:

“I’m certainly hoping so. I think you’ll definitely probably get more comics. The plan was always to use this movie as a launching pad. If enough people show up to this, we’ve already talked about the plot of the third movie, and how the end of the third movie would expand the universe to a Star Wars/Star Trek-style [franchise] where you can go in many, many different directions. You can go main canon, you can go spin-offs, you can go one-offs. Yeah, that’s the plan. And I would love to see an animated TV show based on this.”

What do you think? Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the cinematic universe aspect of Pacific Rim. I was one of the few people who thought the first one was hot garbage, and had little interest of diving back in — until I saw the recent Pacific Rim Uprising trailer, that is. But no matter my doubts, there’s no denying that it’s a world that’s ripe for exploration.

Would you like to see a Pacific Rim cinematic universe? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on February 23, 2017.

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SOURCE: Nerdist

  • RadicalAgnostic

    I love the first film, but why does literally everything have to be a cinematic universe these days?

  • Venomaide

    Mo’ money

  • Manu Simón

    Charlie Day. I hate this guy. Seriously.

    • Ada

      Come on… he seems to be a good guy…

      • Kindofabigdeal

        He’s a great guy. Me and him hang out a few times a week. He usually helps me fall asleep when I’m having trouble.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Wow, I can understand not liking something but to call PR hot garbage is just weird. Sure, it wasn’t a masterpiece, but a giant robot smashes a giant monster with a boat. How can you not enjoy that?

  • Behemothrex

    Well I guess anything can happen, and hell if it works more power to them, but PR was crap. It was pure spectacle, no logic or real story. I mean seriously how dumb do they think we are. Monster come from hole, but we can’t set up missile batteries on rim of hole must build massive robots for some reason. It hurts my head to think of all the plot holes in that movie. Did they forget how to make airplanes…ugh I have to stop migraine coming on.

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.