Pacific Rim Could Crossover Into Godzilla

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Pacific Rim was not the most well-received film critically, or financially, but it was a success among fans of the Kaiju genre, and they’ll be certainly delighted to learn that Pacific Rim: Uprising director, Steven S. DeKnight, has spoken with Warner Bros. about the potential of the series crossing over into the Legendary Monster-verse and doing battle with Godzilla, King Kong, and all of them!

“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,” said DeKnight. Given that Pacific Rim is in the future, these films could easily cross over, with Godzilla re-emerging from the depths in their time.

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First Full Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

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During the official New York Comic-Con panel for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the cast of the film unveiled the first full trailer, giving us a look at what to expect in the film next year. Pacific Rim Uprising takes place 10 years after the Battle of the Breach that occurred in the first film. The Jaeger program has become the Earth’s leading defense force, now called the Pan-Pacific Defense Force. Jake Pentecost ( John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), has been brought back into the fold by his adoptive sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), now leading the PPDF, to prepare for the next wave of Kaiju threats.

Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters March 23rd, 2018.

First Poster for Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Legendary Pictures and Universal have released the first poster for the upcoming sequel to the hit giant robot film, Pacific Rim: Uprising. The first poster features star John Boyega, suited up and ready for action, alongside the new star Jaeger in the film, Gipsy Avenger.

Our first trailer for the upcoming film should be arriving within the month, with a look most likely at New York Comic-Con soon. Catch Pacific Rim: Uprising in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 23, 2018. Hit the jump for a look at the full poster.

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New Earth Defense Force 5 Gameplay

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The Tokyo Game Show has yielded new announcements and footage for several beloved game franchises, and one of the more obscure ones to this day is Earth Defense Force 5, which now has plenty of new gameplay footage. The new footage reveals a giant mecha called the Barga, the alien masterminds behind all of the invasions to Earth, and plenty more.

Earth Defense Force 5 will be available in Japan on PlayStation 4 on December 7th. Currently, an international release date is not listed, but it’s not entirely off the table.

New Kaiju Announced for City Shrouded in Shadow

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Bandai Namco and Granzella shared new info on the upcoming survival adventure game City Shrouded in Shadow with Famitsu magazineThe newest issue reveals severalnew Kaiju, or Giant Shadows that the player will attempt to survive. The new Giant Shadows are:

  • Griffon (from Patlabor)
  • Abraham (from Patlabor)
  • Dada (from Ultraman)
  • Mechagodzilla (3-Kiryu) (from Godzilla)
  • Evangelion Unit-00 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Evangelion Unit-02 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)

City Shrouded in Shadow releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4. Ho word yet on a North American release, but fingers across the world are still crossed.

New Mazinger Z: Infinity Poster

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The official website and Twitter page for the new Mazinger Z: Infinity film have released a new poster titled “Rise Up”. In the poster we see the legendary super robot standing in rubble, with a tagline that reads “When the world disappears, the Majin appears.”

It was also revealed that the all new film will be in Italy with creator Go Nagai, for the International Rome Film Festival kicking off on October 26, prior to its theatrical run in Japan from January 13, 2018. Hit the jump to check out the poster in full.

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New Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer

Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures have released a new trailer for the upcoming Netflix-animated film, Godzilla: Monster Planet, and with the new trailer, we have our first good look at the all-new Godzilla design created specifically for the animated film. The film follows hero, Haruo, who is selected to return to Earth with one purpose in mind after witnessing his parents death before his eyes: defeat Godzilla.

Godzilla: Monster Planet debuts in Japan this November followed by a release on Netflix. Godzilla: Monster Planet is from Polygon Pictures and directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Shshita, with a script from Gen Urobuchi.

Director Teasing 1954 Connection for Godzilla 2

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in full swing, with production being 41 days in, and the teases continue to follow. This morning, director Mike Dougherty teased a fascinating connection to the 1954 original film, showing a picture of the original Oxygen Destroyer, created by that film’s Dr. Serizawa. The device would remove the oxygen from any body of water it was placed in, effectively defeating Godzilla.

Ken Watanabe played a Dr. Serizawa in the 2014 film, and is reprising his role for the sequel, but it’s unclear how his character may fit with this device, given they are meant to be two separate characters. Hit the jump to take a look at the initial tweet from Mike Dougherty.

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R.I.P. Haruo Nakajima

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Haruo Nakajima, the suit actor who played Godzilla from 1954’s Godzilla to 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away, after contracting pneumonia. He was 88 years old. The man most famous for originally donning the suit that created one of the most famous film characters in history, initially did not receive his due respect, but after several years, he has since become a legend among fans of the franchise.

He will be greatly missed, and my thoughts and love go to his family and loved ones.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Delayed

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Well, the apocalypse was cancelled, and the second apocalypse has been delayed, as Pacific Rim: Uprising has been pushed back from February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018. The news, first reported by Variety, was later confirmed by director, Steven DeKnight.

This is the third time the film has been delayed since it was originally announced in June 2012, shifting from several titles to its current form. The first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising is expected to debut soon.

Mothra and More Added to City Shrouded in Shadow

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The upcoming title, City Shrouded in Shadow, is becoming a dream come true for fans of Kaiju and Tokusatsu films. It’s been announced that Mothra, Battra, and Ultraman Tiga are joining the already star-studded cast of monsters in the game.

These new monsters join a cast that already  includes Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, Evangelion Unit-01, King Ghidorah, Nise Ultraman, Alien Zarab, the Fourth Angel from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Legion, and Soldier Legion. In the game, you take control of a normal person tasked with surviving, and escaping the city during various giant monster attacks.

King of the Monsters Viral Marketing Reveals Mothra

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The viral twitter account, Monarch Sciences, has once again started posting after going on hiatus shortly after the release of Kong: Skull Island earlier this year. Now, they’ve kicked into gear for viral marketing on the sequel to the 2014 Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

The account posted an intricate carving on a cave wall showing Mothra, and two larvae. The image reads:

Unlocked: Monarch Classified File #63061 – Temple of the Moth, Yucca Province – E. Russell

Hit the jump to check out the full tweet.

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First Look at Pacific Rim: Uprising

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The first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising gives us no story, but instead focuses on what we came for: beautiful, gigantic Jaegers. The Jaegers, giant robots from the first film that were used to fight kaiju, are getting an upgrade in this film, with the focus on newer models, instead of the previously older, Gipsy Danger. The new primary Jaeger is Gipsy Avenger, piloted by John Boyega’s character. There’s also Guardian Bravo, Titan Redeemer, Bracer Phoenix, and Saber Athena.

We also have a new viral website for the film, revealing blueprints of the new Jaeger styles, and confirming that Pacific Rim: Uprising is set 10 years after the original. Pacific Rim: Uprising is currently expected to hit theaters February 23, 2018.

Robotech Finds Director

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The long gestating Robotech film has finally found a director in IT helmer Andy Muschietti, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. Last we heard, James Wan was tapped to direct, and now, after Wan left for DC Entertainment’s Aquaman, it seems they poached him from Justice League Dark, as Muschietti was the front-runner for that film.

The story takes place after the Earth has used a downed alien spaceship to advance technology and create giant weaponized robots, which are then used to quell an alien invasion against the Earth.

Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer

What a day for Kaiju fans! Toho Animation has released the first trailer for Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei (or Godzilla: Monster Planet). The film is slated for release in Japan in November, will release internationally on Netflix afterwards. Kobun Shizuno, who’s manned a few Detective Conan films, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who directed the Ajin anime, are co-directing. Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica fame is penning the script.

Twenty-thousand years in the future, Godzilla, and various other kaiju have completely over-taken the Earth, forcing humanity to abandon it ages ago. Now, humanity has returned, set to take back the planet from the massive creatures.