October 11 2017

Pacific Rim: Uprising to launch cinematic universe

Does anyone remember when you used to just make a movie? No? Just me? Okay then.

This past weekend at New York Comic-Con, Steven S. DeKnight talked to Nerdist about his upcoming Pacific Rim: Uprising, and… yeah. It’s another cinematic universe, folks.

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.

Animated show? Sure. Comic books? Why not. Planning your third movie and spin-offs already? Just no.

Pacific Rim did $101.8M domestic, and $309.2M foreign for a total of $411M off of a $190M budget. It barely squeezed out a win. $111.94M of that came from China alone, and apparently, that’s how the sequel even got greenlit.

I enjoyed the first movie, but I certainly didn’t sit in the theater going, “Man, I hope this turned into its own cinematic universe!” How about we focus on making a good movie and let everything else happen in an organic way? Why do we have to say from the outset where everything is going? All that does is lead to disappointment.

The Mummy was supposed to launch a universe with Bride of Frankenstein being the next project. Guess what. The Mummy didn’t do well and Bof has been pulled from the release schedule. See? Perhaps don’t count your eggs before they’ve hatched?

I wish Pacific Rim: Uprising the best of luck, I hope it’s great, but lets focus just on it for now, shall we?

Source: Nerdist .

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