In a sea of franchises adapted from western toy lines and comics, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film Pacific Rim felt like a breath of fresh air. In keeping with the anime culture, Charlie Hunnam played a leading role in which many projected the actor as the next big movie star. In an interview with Collider, Hunnam explained how planning issues prevented him from joining the sequel. Pacific Rim Uprising.
“A lot of time has passed between us [the sequel]. Sure, when Guillermo talked about it, I was definitely part of that conversation and I think his vision for it included me. But when they circled and decided they’d make it with another director, we had a chat about it, but I was booked. There were business elements that required them to go into production very quickly. Legendary had just been taken over by Wanda from China and they wanted the film to be shot very quickly and I wasn’t available. That’s exactly what happens. ”
Despite its enormous budget and del Toro’s reputation as a talented filmmaker, many were surprised by Pacific Rim’s success. Like Hollywood with everything, the studio made an effort to milk the film with a quick sequel, even if that meant del Toro stepping away from the director’s chair and the leading man of the first film stepping out. For his part, Charlie Hunnam prefers not to think about what might have been in relation to the sequel to the follow-up film.
“I didn’t deeply regret it. I worked in long form storytelling for a while and we had already done a Pacific Rim so I felt like, ‘Go with God. Do your thing. “I actually didn’t see the sequel, so I never really gave myself the opportunity to really think about whether or not I regret that decision.”
The Pacific Rim series tells the story of an interdimensional rift at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean through which a series of giant monsters known as kaiju invade the earth and go on a devastating rampage. To counter the threat, humanity has come up with giant robots known as jaegers, which are operated by human pilots.
It is later revealed that the Kaiju are actually the shock troops of an alien species known as the forerunner that aims to invade and conquer Earth after humanity was wiped out by the Kaiju rampage. Most recently, Netflix announced an anime series based on the franchise title Pacific Rim: The Black that will explore another facet of humanity’s war against its predecessors.
The description for the anime reads: “Long ago, humanity defeated the Kaiju. Now they are evacuating Australia. Join two siblings and their battered, long-abandoned Jaegar as they battle across a continent of danger.” The series is slated to be released next year in 2021. This message first appeared on Collider.
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