Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

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Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Psia » 04/16/17


Charlie Hunnam explains why he quit Pacific Rim 2

Production recently wrapped on ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ the sequel to 2013’s giant robots-vs-giant monsters epic. However, while the film will bring back a number of key figures from the original, there are two notable absentees: director Guillermo del Toro, and Charlie Hunnam, who took the lead in the original as Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket.

The ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel had a troubled development period, in which for some time it was uncertain the film would get made at all; the original had only been a modest box office success in most territories, but it was a smash hit in China, which proved enough get ‘Uprising’ a greenlight.

By this time, Del Toro dropped out in favour of directing his upcoming independent picture ‘The Shape of Water,’ passing on the directorial reins to Steven S DeKnight; but, until now, it hasn’t been entirely clear why Hunnam also passed.

The actor explains to Den of Geek, it came down to a “huge scheduling conflict” between the Legendary Entertainment production and another project, a remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen movie ‘Pappilon,’ which Hunnam was “really, really invested” in making.

“What happened was Legendary was sold to Wanda, which is the big Chinese corporation, and ‘Pacific Rim,’ although it underperformed in other territories in the world, was an enormous success in China. All of a sudden, it became their primary focus to make this and they wanted to do it very, very rapidly… I think their schedule subsequently changed, and I might have been able to do both, but at that time, they were writing the script and they needed to know, was I in or was I out?”

Unsurprisingly, Hunnam was contractually obliged to appear in a ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel, and it’s well known that plenty of actors have wound up being essentially forced to make movies they don’t want to make under these circumstances. Happily for Hunnam, his producer was more compassionate than some.

“I have great relationships with everyone at Legendary, and they were incredibly generous to me and let me out of my contract… when I spoke to Thomas Tull [producer and former Legendary chairman], who is a dear friend of mine, I said, ‘Listen, man. It’s not that my heart is not in this. I’m invested in this creatively, but my heart’s going to be broken because I already was going to do this other film.’

“He was like, ‘Dude, you were going to do that other film and that’s where your heart is. I don’t want you being on set if you’re not going to be happy, so go do the other film,’ which was ludicrously generous of him. But that’s just the type of man he is.”

This is not the first time Hunnam has backed out of a major role, as he was the first actor cast as Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ before having a change of heart, clearing the way for Jamie Dornan to take over.

In Hunnam’s absence, ‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega will headline ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ as the son of Stacker Pentcost, Idris Elba’s character from the 2013 original. Other newcomers in the sequel include Scott Eastwood (‘Fast & Furious 8’), Tiang Jin (‘Kong: Skull Island’) and Adria Arjona (TV’s ‘Emerald City’).

However, several of Hunnam’s ‘Pacific Rim’ co-stars will be back, including Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman.

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is due 23 February 2018, whilst Hunnam will next be seen in ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,’ opening 19 May. (‘Papillon’ is expected at some point later this year.)
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Re: Pacific Rim 2

Post by Psia » 04/16/17

I dug up our original Pacific Rim topic. Most of us were really excited for that film. And, for the most part, really enjoyed it. Multiple times.

I'm gonna miss Hunnam. But do like Boyega and will give the film a chance. I'm pleased that Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman are back. There will be some continuity.
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Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (February 2018)

Post by Psia » 07/20/17

About darned time.
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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Psia » 09/27/17

Pushed back a month to March.
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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Tregarde » 10/04/17

Ahead of the first trailer, a synopsis has been released:
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.
Now we know that Mako Mori is returning. It does raise question what happened to Raleigh Becket since it's been known for a while that Charlie Hunnam is not returning.

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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Psia » 10/04/17

I'm really hoping he is just in a really long coma. And not dead. If they kill him and have a mourning and vengeful Mako, I will be displeased. Maybe he is leading a mission deep inside the Earth as set-up for something later. Just in case Hunnam is available to return later.
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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Tregarde » 10/05/17


The stars of Pacific Rim: Uprising, from left to right - Saber Athena, Bracer Phoenix, Gypsy Avenger, and Guardian Bravo

Oh yeah, and more pics in the link below.

Pacific Rim Uprising photos offer first look at John Boyega preparing to stomp monsters
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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

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Re: Pacific Rim Uprising (March 2018)

Post by Psia » 10/07/17

I like it. Looks interesting.
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