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First Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer expected soon

20 June 2017 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With principal photography completed back in March and the film slated to released in February of 2018, it makes sense that a trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising would be on the way. Alas, it has not dropped yet and even star John Boyega even took to social media to inquire why.

You got Star Wars teaser, Detroit trailer but where's Pacific Rim at ?

John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 19, 2017

This prompted Steven DeKnight (taking over directorial duties from Guillermo del Toro who has The Shape of Water releasing this year) to reply with a tweet of his own:

Working on it! https://t.co/5eHMtjoQdA

Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) June 19, 2017

With Dunkirk set to release in exactly one month, it’s possible that Warner Bros. will take the opportunity to unveil the first teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising alongside the Christopher Nolan WWII epic. Either way, we shouldn’t have too much longer to wait… »

- Robert Kojder

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Pacific Rim: Uprising blueprint poster showcases new Jaeger Gipsy Avenger

1 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in February we got a look at some promotional artwork for Pacific Rim: Uprising giving us a look at the new Jaegers set to feature in the film, and now thanks to PacificRim2-Movie.com, we have a promotional poster featuring the blueprints for Gipsy Avenger, the Jaeger thought to be piloted by John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

As you can see from the above image, Gipsy Avenger is packing some pretty neat weaponry, including a plasma caster and updated versions of the elbow rockets and chain sword seen in Gipsy Danger in the first Pacific Rim.

See Also: Charlie Hunnam explains why he’s not in Pacific Rim: Uprising

See Also: Guillermo del Toro on why he didn’t return for Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising sees Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) directing a cast that includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Adria Arjona (True Detective »

- Gary Collinson

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New Pacific Rim 2 Jaeger Gypsy Avenger Unveiled

30 April 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are a lot of very big movies fast approaching, so it may be a bit easy to forget that next year we are finally getting a Pacific Rim sequel. The movie has already wrapped filming and we should be able to expect the first teaser trailer sometime this summer, likely attached to one of the other major blockbusters coming down the pipeline over the next handful of months. In the meantime, you can check out some of these new photos from Pacific Rim 2 that give us a look at Gypsy Danger, as well as a brand new Jaeger.

As spotted by fan site Pacificrim2-movie.com, several images of Jaegers that will be featured in Pacific Rim 2, officially titled Pacific Rim: Uprising, made their way online from the Tamashii Nations event in New York City. One of the images features the famed Jaeger Gypsy Danger, via a high-end figurine. »

- MovieWeb

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Charlie Hunnam’s Dumb-Dumbs Are Anything But Humdrum

20 April 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The actor has made a career out of musclebound oddballs.

Charlie Hunnam gets a bad rap. The former model has attempted to make a name for himself as a leading man, but his unique brand of meatheadedness is quite different to the competent and suave badasses making up the A-list of action. He’s no Jason Bourne. There’s no way he’d pull off billionaire/playboy/superhero. That’s not what he’s after. His characters all — like the man himself — strain against their muscles as physical limitations to their introspective spirits. They want to be poets and writers and academics, but find themselves damned by their bodies, faces, lifestyles, and fates. In performing these roles, Charlie Hunnam has perfected the long-suffering wannabe-intellectual tough guy. He does this to great effect in the gorgeous slow-burn adventure The Lost City of Z, which expands this weekend, but first, let’s look at how he got here.

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- Jacob Oller

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Charlie Hunnam explains why he’s not in Pacific Rim: Uprising

16 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While Pacific Rim: Uprising will see the return of a number of familiar faces from the 2013 sci-fi blockbuster, one person who is sitting out the sequel is Charlie Hunnam, and during an interview with Den of Geek to promote his new film The Lost City of Z, the British actor has revealed why he won’t be back as Raleigh Becket.

“There was a huge scheduling conflict, I was already really, really invested in doing Papillion.,” said Hunnam. “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, »

- Gary Collinson

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Pacific Rim 2: why Charlie Hunnam isn't returning

13 April 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Don Kaye Apr 14, 2017

The Lost City of Z star says his absence from Pacific Rim 2 was all about following his heart...

It’s not often that an actor walks away from a role in a major franchise, not necessarily because he or she doesn’t want to return but simply because they are contractually obligated to do so. In the case of Charlie Hunnam, who played the main character in Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 monsters-vs-robots epic Pacific Rim, he did manage to get out of a second movie - but not due to any bad feelings about coming back for a second installment.

See related  Celebrating Deadwood Timothy Olyphant interview: Justified, Deadwood & more...

Instead, it was Hunnam’s devotion to a new version of Papillion - the story of French prison escapee Henri “Papillion” Charriere that was made into a classic 1973 film starring Steve McQueen -- that forced him to make a choice. »

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Guillermo del Toro on why he didn’t return for Pacific Rim: Uprising

10 April 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pacific Rim released in 2013 to largely positive reviews, and while the box-office was disappointing for a summer blockbuster, many fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. On and off, over the years, we have heard ideas being thrown around about sequels until we finally got an official announcement in the form of Pacific Rim: Uprising.

All was well until it was announced that Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t be returning to the director’s chair (a position subsequently filled by Steven S. DeKnight). Recently, in an interview with Collider, Del Toro opened up about what made him decide to pass the torch:

“The timing started to suck. I had this little movie that I wanted to do—The Shape of Water—very, very much. At one point it was Justice League Dark or Pacific Rim, I said, ‘Let’s go to Pacific Rim.’ The reality is they said, »

- Jordan Jones

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Why Guillermo Del Toro Didn't Direct Pacific Rim 2

7 April 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Pacific Rim 2 has wrapped production, with John Boyega sharing a final photo from the set last week, fans are starting the countdown to the first trailer for this action-packed sequel. This follow-up will be quite different from the original in a few different ways, one of which being that original Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam won't be back as Jaeger pilot Raleigh Beckett. But the biggest difference that may upset most fans is that Guillermo del Toro is not coming back to direct, although he is still on board as a producer. While promoting his new Netflix series Trollhunters, Guillermo del Toro revealed exactly why he stepped aside as the director of Pacific Rim: Uprising.

We first reported on this Pacific Rim sequel back in December 2012, just months after the original Pacific Rim opened in theaters, with original writer Travis Beacham coming back to write the script. Guillermo del Toro »

- MovieWeb

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Ghost in the Shell’s whitewashing: does Hollywood have an Asian problem?

30 March 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Scarlett Johansson’s heroine in the remake of the anime classic to Tilda Swinton as a Himalayan high priest in Doctor Strange, the film industry stands accused of whitewashing Asian characters and culture. Does it have a defence?

As social-media marketing strategies go, Ghost in the Shell’s promotional site was a bit of an own goal. Visitors were invited to create their own personalised tweet of empowerment by uploading an image and writing a slogan starting with the words “I Am …” Suggestions included “Strong”, “A Fighter”, and “Whoever I Want To Be”.

The fans had other ideas. Ghost in the Shell is a live-action Hollywood remake of one of the most successful Japanese anime movies ever. The decision to cast Scarlett Johansson as its cyborg heroine, originally named Motoko Kusanagi, has not gone down well. This was “whitewashing”, the fans complained. The role should have gone to a Japanese actor. »

- Steve Rose

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Batgirl: who is she, & where will she fit in the Dceu?

30 March 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Apr 5, 2017

Batgirl is the latest DC hero to be touted for a solo movie, with Joss Whedon at the helm. But who is Batgirl? Let's take a look...

Holy déjà vu, Batman! Only last week I was writing about the announcement that a new member of the Bat-family has been given their own movie among Warner Bros’ already-jam-packed DC Extended Universe slate. Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing, was the chap under discussion then. 

Last week, on top of that, the news broke that Joss Whedon is writing, directing and producing a Batgirl movie as part of the Dceu. Warners is clearly serious about expanding out from Ben Affleck’s Batman to tell other stories about cowl-loving caped crusaders.  

Here’s everything you need to know about Batgirl, mixed with some possibly-useless fan speculation about casting, villains and more...

Who is Batgirl?

As with most major superheroes, a few different »

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John Boyega announces that Pacific Rim: Uprising has wrapped filming

29 March 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Producer and star John Boyega has taken to Twitter to announce that filming has wrapped on Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi action blockbuster.

It's been an amazing six months ! That's a wrap on #PacificRimUprising pic.twitter.com/p53f78skho

John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 28, 2017

Pacific Rim: Uprising sees Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) stepping into the director’s chair, while Boyega is portraying the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost. Also featuring in the cast are Adria Arjona (True Detective), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3), Mackenyu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown), while Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprise their roles from the first film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Pacific Rim 2 Wraps, John Boyega Shares Final Set Photo

28 March 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several months in production, John Boyega has released a final set photo from Pacific Rim: Uprising, with principal photography now wrapped. The actor shared an image of himself walking behind a large Chinese sign, with shooting coming to a close in Qingdao, China. Now that filming has finished, director Steven S. DeKnight has just under a year to complete post-production, as we inch closer and closer to the February 23, 2018 release date.

John Boyega debuted this new Pacific Rim 2 photo on Twitter today, stating that it's been "an amazing six months," before announcing that production had, indeed, come to an end. The actor sent out a set photo on his first day of filming back on November 9, and if filming ended today, that would be just under four months of production. But it's possible that the actor spent two more months training or preparing in other ways for the sequel. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the Pacific Rim 2 Crew Celebrate John Boyega's Birthday On Set

18 March 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Finn is turning 25 this weekend! ok, not really. But his human doppelg&#228nger John Boyega is. And while many fans are awaiting his return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the actor is also starring in another blockbuster sequel. He will be headlining next year's Pacific Rim: Uprising, which is currently shooting. Alas, he had to celebrate his latest birthday from the set. And today, he has shared video from the surprise party. He says this.

"Pleasant surprise !Turning 25 on set with the Pacific Rim family is an absolute joy ! Thank you all for the surprise #pacificrimuprising"

The video was shared by John Boyega on his Twitter. Ever since production started on Pacific Rim 2, we've gotten to see a number of photos from the set, many of which have come from John Boyega himself. He stars as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from the original Pacific Rim. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Viral Marketing Scheme Derailed by Whitewashing Critics

13 March 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ghost in the Shell” is based on one of the most acclaimed manga series ever made, but not everyone’s looking forward to it. The live-action adaptation courted controversy by casting Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of the Major, a role originally envisioned as Japanese (the character’s full name is Motoko Kusanagi). Just ahead of its theatrical release, the film’s new viral marketing campaign hasn’t gone as planned.

Read More: ‘Ghost in the Shell’: Original Anime Voice Actors Will Dub the New Live-Action Movie Into Japanese

“I am hunted,” Johansson says in a 30-second video accompanied by Fka Twigs’ “Figure 8.” “I am the hunter. I am fearless. I am coming for them. I am Major.” The video invites viewers to IAmMajor.me, which allows users to upload photos and create a caption in response to the question “Who are you?” Unsurprisingly, many have used what »

- Michael Nordine

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Did the 2007 Oscars get it right?

22 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017

It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look...

The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what films are highly rated within 12 months of their release. What they can’t predict, however, is how well regarded their choices will age, and only time can tell you that. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting to go back a decade, and see how the winners of the 79th Academy Awards, handed out on February 25th 2007, stack up ten years on…

Best Picture: The Departed

Also nominated:

Babel Letters From Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen

At the time, there was a little bit of acceptance that The Departed was the Scent Of A Woman moment. That just as Al Pacino got rewarded for good work in a film that’s not his finest, »

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John Boyega shares new Pacific Rim: Uprising image

21 February 2017 3:03 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month John Boyega shared the first image from Pacific Rim: Uprising, director Steven DeKnight’s upcoming follow-up to the cult Guillermo del Toro sci-fi actioner, and now he’s given us another look at his character Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker from the first movie…

See Also: Get your first look at the new Jaegers from Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set for release on February 23rd, 2018, with Steven DeKnight (Daredevil) directing a cast that includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3), Mackenyu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown). Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman also reprise their roles from the first film. »

- Amie Cranswick

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John Boyega Dreams of Better Days in New Pacific Rim 2 Photo

21 February 2017 10:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since production started on Pacific Rim 2, we've seen a number of photos from the set, many of which have come from one of the sequel's stars, John Boyega. Today we have yet another glimpse at his character Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from the original Pacific Rim. While this image doesn't reveal much about the story, we do get a new glimpse at Jake, seemingly lost in reflection, as filming continues on this highly-anticipated sequel.

The actor posted this latest image on Instagram, which comes just a few days after director Steven S. DeKnight shared the official logo for the sequel. We also recently got a glimpse at some of the new Jaeger robots teased in promo artwork, with one slightly resembling the Gipsy Danger Jaeger from the first movie. John Boyega already shared that the original Gipsy Danger is returning in previously-released concept art, »

- MovieWeb

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Official logo for Pacific Rim: Uprising unveiled

19 February 2017 10:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The social media channels for Pacific Rim: Uprising have unveiled the official logo for next year’s follow-up to the 2014 Guillermo del Toro sci-fi blockbuster. Check it out here…

See Also: Get your first look at the new Jaegers from Pacific Rim: Uprising

See Also: John Boyega shares first Pacific Rim: Uprising image

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set for release on February 23rd, 2018, with Steven DeKnight (Daredevil) directing a cast that includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3), Mackenyu (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown). Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman also reprise their roles from the first film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Pacific Rim 2 Logo Unveiled

16 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, fans finally got their first official look at John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Uprising as Jake Pentecost, the young son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) from the original Pacific Rim. Since we haven't been given any official plot details thus far, as production continues on this epic action sequel, photos will have to suffice for now. Today director Steven S. DeKnight unveiled the official logo for the sequel. There isn't much to be gleaned from this logo, as far as plot details go, but the blazing streak of fire between the Pacific and Rim hints that this sequel certailny won't skimp on the action.

Director Steven S. DeKnight took to Instagram today to unveil this official logo, although he wouldn't offer any further details, as production continues. This image comes just a few days after a new poster teased new Jaeger robots, one of which resembles the iconic »

- MovieWeb

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Charlie Day confirms his return for Pacific Rim: Uprising

16 February 2017 4:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Charlie Day is currently doing interview rounds for the upcoming R-rated comedy Fist Fight set for release in the States this Friday, and naturally the actor is being lobbed questions pertaining to his involvement in the much anticipated sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Chatting with Collider regarding the sequel’s new director Steven DeKnight (Daredevil) and its fresh cast, Day said: “I can’t say too much, obviously, other than I think Steve DeKnight is taking it in his own direction, as he has to. … I think with John Boyega and the rest of that cast, that young cast that they filled out, it’s going to be interesting to follow this new, young group of people – and then Burn Gorman and I, who are obviously back sort of tethering it to the world of the first movie. I’m excited, and look, I think it’s going to be fun »

- Robert Kojder

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