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Take a Video Tour of Guillermo del Toro's Ridiculous House

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No one should ever have any reason to doubt Guillermo del Toro's status as an enormous movie geek. Movies like Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak are practically dripping with admiration for the artists and filmmakers that came before him. It's not exactly something del Toro hides in his filmmaking, and apparently it's not something he hides in his day-to-day life, either. Andy Richter visited del Toro's home for Conan and it's basically like taking a tour through Willy Wonka's factory-- if Wonka was obsessed with horror movies and macabre icons of yesteryear. He has life size replicas of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe staged as if they're real people just hanging out in his house. A giant replica of...

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Swamp Thing animation test for aborted Justice League Dark movie Dark Universe

42 minutes ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Before Warner Bros. decided to change it to an animated feature, the studio spent a couple of years developing a Justice League Dark live-action movie with Guillermo del Toro, titled Dark Universe.

The Pacific Rim helmer ultimately left the project in 2015, leaving the door open for other directors to pitch the studio, including Joseph Kahn (Detention), who produced a brief animation test for the character of Swamp Thing as part of his proposal. And now he’s shared it online for all to see…

See Also: Sneak peek preview of the Justice League Dark animated movie

What do you make of the Swamp Thing animation test? Are you disappointed that we won’t be seeing a live-action take on Justice League Dark, for the time being at least? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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Why Charlie Hunnam Not starring in 'Pacific Rim 2' is a good thing

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Charlie Hunnam is the lead in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur, but he won't be returning to the franchise that made him a movie star. Pacific Rim 2 is moving on without Raleigh Becket. It looks like Mako will have to find someone else to become drift compatible with... Pacific Rim 2 has a release date of February 23, 2018 but isn't being directed by Guillermo del Toro either if you recall. Steven S. DeKnight is taking over duties with del Toro's blessing and guidance. Speaking to Yahoo at Comic-Con over the weekend Hunnam broke the news officially: “I’m very excited about it. I’m glad they’re making it. I think it's going to be great. I read an early draft of what they're doing. There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily but I was unavailable. They have a very definite schedule that they have to film because »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Suicide Squad In St. Louis

7 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From director David Ayer comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Oscar nominee Viola Davis.

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, »

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Check Out This Poster For JHorror Short Film Shi, By Pacific Rim's Carlos Salgado

20 hours ago | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When I was at Rue Morgue's Dark Carnival the other week I met this lovely filmmaker from Japan, Pablo Absento. Absento came to Dark Carnival armed with a batch of new posters for her short film Shi. This variant has never been seen outside of the expo circuit until now. The artwork was done by Carlos Salgado who did conceptual art for Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim.  An ordinary day starts horribly for the character when he receives some bad news. It changes his life right away. Everything would go wrong from that moment on.    Can things get worse than the worst? Orginally from England and now residing in Tokyo Absento created her short film Shi as a proof of concept for a feature...

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Charlie Hunnam Not Returning to ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel, Because of ‘Politics’ vs. ‘Art’

26 July 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film “Pacific Rim” follows washed-up soldier Raleigh Becket, played by Charlie Hunnam, who is pulled out of retirement to team up with a young rookie for one last-ditch attempt to defeat the Kaiju, colossal alien monsters from an interdimensional realm that are at war with Earth. Though a sequel to the commercially and critically successful monster film is in the works, Hunnam will not be returning to the series. In an interview with Yahoo at Comic-Con, Hunnam explained that he was involved in a very early version of the sequel, but couldn’t swing it because of a scheduling conflict and cited the “non-creative” decisions that allow certain choices to be made.

Read More: John Boyega Will Play Lead Role In ‘Pacific Rim 2’

“They have a very definite schedule that they have to film because of the, you know, politics and business surrounding filmmaking,” says Hunnam. »

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Pacific Rim 2 Loses Charlie Hunnam

26 July 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For a very longtime, it looked like Pacific Rim 2 wasn't happening. The first movie didn't fare well in the states, but it did great overseas, especially in China. And that's pretty much why we're getting the sequel, now titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. But Warner Bros. didn't make the official announcement until after original director Guillermo Del Toro had to dropout due to conflicting future projects. Now, another key piece in the puzzle has also confirmed they won't be back for this follow-up to the 2013 monster movie.

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, original Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, who played main Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket, has confirmed that he won't be back. It's not for a lack of trying, though. The actor was approached about reprising his role early on in the preproduction process. But like Del Toro, he too had a mounting schedule that caused scheduling conflicts.

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Newswire: Now that he’s King Arthur, Charlie Hunnam won’t be back for Pacific Rim 2

26 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After Sons Of Anarchy wrapped, Charlie Hunnam went from Prince Hamlet stand-in to King Arthur portrayer for Guy Ritchie. Along with playing that legendary warrior and ruler, Hunnam’s recently wrapped James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z, which is still slated for release later this year. Between replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in The Lost City and helping give King Arthur a flashy makeover, it’s understandable that Hunnam would have very little time to consider a return trip to the Pacific Rim movies, which have had a little trouble becoming a franchise.

But the stop-and-start fraught sequel is now reportedly, finally underway at Legendary, though without Guillermo del Toro at the helm. (“Where’s the fun in that?” we all mutter.) Unfortunately, all his royal and explorer duties have left Hunnam without any time to step back into a Jaeger for more rock ’em, sock ’em action. While promoting »

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Charlie Hunnam Not Returning For Pacific Rim 2

26 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

At Sdcc, Charlie Hunnam spoke to Yahoo! Movies to promote Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but the former Sons of Anarchy star was also asked whether he'd be joining John Boyega for the follow up to Pacific Rim.  Apparently, we won't be seeing an appearance from Raleigh Beckett even though he saved the day and ended the Kaiju War.  Hunnam's absence also calls into question whether the other lead from the first film, Rinko Kikuchi, will be returning?  With Boyega playing the son of Idris Ebla's Stacker Pentecost, it would stand to reason that an appearance from Stacker's adopted daughter would be warranted.  Plus, fans from the first film will be dying to know whether Mako and Raleigh made it as a couple!    For further details on the project, head over to our sister site, AnimeMojo.com. »

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Charlie Hunam Not Returning For Pacific Rim 2

26 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

At Sdcc, Charlie Hunam spoke to Yahoo! Movies to promote Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but the former Sons of Anarchy star was also asked whether he'd be joining John Boyega for the follow up to Pacific Rim.  Apparently, we won't be seeing an appearance from Raleigh Beckett even though he saved the day and ended the Kaiju War.  Hunam's absence also calls into question whether the other lead from the first film, Rinko Kikuchi, will be returning?  With Boyega playing the son of Idris Ebla's Stacker Pentecost, it would stand to reason that an appearance from Stacker's adopted daughter would be warranted.  Plus, fans from the first film will be dying to know whether Mako and Raleigh made it as a couple!    For further details on the project, head over to our sister site, AnimeMojo.com. »

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Charlie Hunnam won't be returning for Pacific Rim 2

25 July 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After the roller coaster ride in which the state of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim sequel moved from a sure thing to delayed indefinitely and almost everything in between, those of us who have been keeping track of the sequel have become used to setbacks. Barring any further issues, Pacific Rim 2 will bring us another round of Jaegers and Kaiju action starring John Boyega and possibly... Read More »

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Pacific Rim 2 won't feature Charlie Hunnam

25 July 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Elizabeth Rayne Jul 26, 2016

Charlie Hunnam confirms that scheduling conflicts have kept him out of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom...

This story first appeared at Den Of Geek Us.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom will be storming onto the big screen next year, but without its original Jaeger pilot. It wasn’t that behemoth alien sea monsters scared Charlie Hunnam off or devoured his character. He just has the most common of movie issues: a scheduling conflict. 

Hunnam, who wields the Excalibur as the warrior-king of legend in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, joined the San Diego Comic-Con panel on his upcoming show when Yahoo! asked him about the second Pacific Rim film. 

"I'm very excited about it!” the former Raleigh Becket replied, though he won’t be reprising his role in Steven S DeKnight’s sequel from the deep.

“I'm glad they're making it. I think it's going to be great. »

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Charlie Hunnam Won’t Be Back for ‘Pacific Rim 2’ But A Lot of the Original Cast Will Be

25 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: Charlie Hunnam is not coming back for Pacific Rim 2. Over the weekend, he spoke to Yahoo Movies and said that he “was forced to exit the production at an early stage due to scheduling conflicts.” So his character Raleigh Becket will not be in the sequel, though Hunnam says he’s still excited to […]

The post Charlie Hunnam Won’t Be Back for ‘Pacific Rim 2’ But A Lot of the Original Cast Will Be appeared first on /Film. »

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Charlie Hunnam Rules Himself Out Of Pacific Rim 2

25 July 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though he may have been attached to an early version of Pacific Rim 2 – perhaps when the sequel was tethered with the subtitle Maelstrom – Charlie Hunnam has officially ruled himself out of Steven S. DeKnight’s 2018 creature feature.

Chatting with Yahoo Movies regarding his title role in Guy Ritchie’s long-awaited King Arthur reboot (see the inspired Comic-Con trailer here), the Sons of Anarchy stalwart revealed that Raleigh Becket won’t feature in Legendary and Universal Pictures’ monstrous sequel after all.

Even throughout Pacific Rim 2‘s rocky foray into pre-production – at a time when Universal placed the follow-up on ice indefinitely – many assumed that the sequel would pick up the adventures of Beckett and Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi) as the squared off against a new wave of Kaiju. Then again, the addition of John Boyega cast doubt over that proposed narrative arc, now that The Force Awakens breakout is »

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Movie News: 'Aquaman' Moves Forward; Guillermo del Toro Talks 'Pacific Rim 2,' 'Hellboy 3,' 'Pan's Labyrinth' Musical

25 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Aquaman: Will Beall (Gangster Squad) has been brought back to finalize the screenplay for Aquaman. Beall was originally one of two writers hired in August 2014, but after director James Wan came on board in 2015, he instead developed a detailed treatment with Geoff Johns. Beall is now working with Wan and Johns on a new script. Jason Momoa (above left), Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe are set to star in the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 27, 2018. [THR]   Guillermo del Toro: Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro says that "a lot of the cast" from Pacific Rim will return for the sequel, Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, though no official announcements have been made yet. He also says that a third installment of Hellboy "is a wish that will never be fulfilled...

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Charlie Hunnam Won’t Be Battling Kaiju In ‘Pacific Rim 2’

25 July 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Pacific Rim 2” or “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom,” whatever you want to call it, is slowly gearing up. Even though it’s not out until 2018, the picture has lined up “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega in a lead role, leaving many to wonder if any of the original cast members would be returning. […]

The post Charlie Hunnam Won’t Be Battling Kaiju In ‘Pacific Rim 2’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Charlie Hunnam Will Not Be Back For Pacific Rim Sequel

25 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While at this year's San Diego Comic-Con promoting King Arthur, actor Charlie Hunnam confirmed he will not be returning in the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel, despite Guillermo del Toro’s recent assurance that a lot of actors from the first film would be back.

Yahoo! Movies caught up with Hunnam and told them that he was actually approached to reprise his role as hero Raleigh Becket but was was forced to exit the production at an early stage due to scheduling conflicts.

“I’m very excited about it. I’m glad they’re making it. “I think it’s going to be great…There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily, but I was unavailable…Sometimes, non-creative decisions will dictate how something unfolds, which seems bass-ackwards, in the fact that we’re making art – or, at least, aspiring to make art. But yeah, it just ended up »

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Comic-Con 2016: Charlie Hunnam Confirms that He Will Not Star in Pacific Rim 2

25 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Other than the casting of John Boyega, official news on who will appear in Pacific Rim 2 has been slim. Of particular interest has been whether or not the cast members from the first film will reprise their roles in the sequel, and while at Comic-Con to promote his new film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Charlie Hunnam confirmed that he will not return to play Raleigh Becket.

Hunnam talked with Yahoo! at Comic-Con about Pacific Rim 2 and expressed his excitement for the film while also discussing why he couldn’t be a part of it:

“I read an early draft of what they’re doing. There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily, but I was unavailable. They have a very definite schedule that they have to film because of the politics and business surrounding filmmaking.”

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Hunnam, Kikuchi Not Back For "Pacific Rim 2"

25 July 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Appearing at Comic Con to promote Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur" movie, actor Charlie Hunnam confirmed he will not be returning to the role of Raleigh Beckett in the upcoming "Pacific Rim" sequel.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, Hunnam confirmed that an early draft featured him heavily, but with the shooting scheduling he wasn't able to fit it in and so he'll be unavailable. He did say: "I'm very excited about it. I'm glad they're making it."

Rinko Kikuchi is also reportedly out and won't return. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor John Boyega has already been announced as the male lead in the film, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost.

It's presently unknown if any other actors from the first film like Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Burn Gorman will be back for this second round of kaijus vs. jaegers. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who helmed »

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Guillermo Del Toro Talks The Return Of The Original Cast For Pacific Rim 2

25 July 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with director Guillermo Del Toro promoting his "At Home With Monsters" exhibit which will open on July 30th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During the interview, Del Toro was asked about the casting for the highly-anticipated Pacific Rim sequel.

Del Toro will serve as a producer on the sequel after it was announced that Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his directorial debut with "Pacific Rim 2. The original Pacific Rim started Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.

On why none of the original cast members such as Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi have not been announced for the sequel Del Toro said:

"That’s not entirely true. As a producer I learned not to declare anything about a movie I’m not directing. I can tell you this — a lot of »

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