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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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.

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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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.

George Romero 1940-2017

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The Father of the modern zombie, and one of the most inspirational figures in the history of horror, has passed at the age of 77, after a battle with lung cancer. George Romero is best remembered as the creator of the Night of the Living Dead and its litany of sequels, remaining active up until his death on several projects.

Romero is survived by his wife and three children, and our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.

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.

City Shrouded in Shadow Trailer Looks Amazing

The upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Kyoei Toshi (or City Shrouded in Shadow) has its first full trailer, and as expected it looks ridiculous. The game sees you take control of the protagonist, a normal guy trying to survive various monster attacks in Tokyo. This includes Godzilla, Evangelion Units, Gamera, Ultraman, and many more.

City Shrouded in Shadow launches in Japan on October 19th. There is no word on localization, but a man can dream.

Toho Reveals New Godzilla

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After some incredible fan anticipation, the unique animated Godzilla film that has seen Netflix and Toho partner up has finally gotten a new update. This one is a new teaser poster, posted on the official Toho Twitter that shows the Godzilla we’re getting looks very close to the 2014 American version.

You can hit the jump to view the poster, which reads “Despair Evolves” in reference to their smash hit, Shin Godzilla, which released last year.

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Godzilla vs. Kong Finds Director

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The giant monster battle to end all battles is throwing down in 2020, and it now has a director. Adam Wingard (Death Note, The Guest, You’re Next) is now attached to direct Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures from a writer’s room script lead by Pirates of the Caribbean scribe, Terry Rossio.

The other writer’s in the room include Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.

 

Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Teaser Trailer

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their Castlevania anime adaptation. While the trailer doesn’t show too much, it gives us our first look at the incredible animation, as well as a few of the voices in the series.

Castlevania is currently set to premiere on Netflix on July 7.