PACIFIC RIM Will Soon Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary With Something 'Fun' According To Guillermo del Toro

PACIFIC RIM Will Soon Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary With Something 'Fun' According To Guillermo del Toro PACIFIC RIM Will Soon Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary With Something 'Fun' According To Guillermo del Toro

Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro tells fans of the kaiju epic that they should look forward to something "fun" to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary.

By MarkJulian - Jul 09, 2023 07:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Kaiju

Who is old enough to remember all the 'Today, we are *canceling* the apocalypse!' memes surrounding Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from Pacific Rim?

It's hard to believe that film was released 10 years ago but we're only three days away from its anniversary on July 12, 2013.

A little while back, director Guillermo del Toro told his social media followers that he was working hard to figure out how to celebrate the occasion and a recent Tweet has revealed that he was able to work something out with Legendary and Warner Bros.   

Del Toro previously disclosed that he was hoping for an IMAX 3D re-release of Pacific Rim in Los Angeles to mark the occasion.  We'll all have to stay tuned to find out if that turns out to be the "fun", "little something" del Toro is referring to above.  

Pacific Rim was a  science fiction giant monster film where Earth is at war with the colossal sea monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The film starred Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, King Arthur), Idris Elba (Beast, The Suicide Squad), Rinko Kikuchi (Tokyo Vice, Westworld), Charlie Day (The Super Mario Bros Movie., It's Always Sunny), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts).  

Pacific Rim grossed $411 million worldwide from a $180 million production budget. 

Legendary Pictures wished to move forward with a sequel but their distribution deal with Warner Bros. had run its course, leading to the film studio partnering with Universal Pictures for a sequel, 2018's Pacific Rim Uprising.  That film introduced John Boyega as the new lead of the franchise.

A Netflix anime series, Pacific Rim: The Black, would also be released in 2021.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroesa washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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kazuma - 7/9/2023, 7:22 PM
Pacific Rim Animated show... Studio Trigger...
Himura - 7/10/2023, 1:02 AM
@kazuma - They already have an anime...
kazuma - 7/10/2023, 7:14 AM
@Himura - They already have a movie...
santoanderson - 7/9/2023, 7:22 PM
Pacific Rim Uprising was insultingly bad. Did we ever get an actual reason why Guillermo del Toro wasn’t invited back? IIRC back in 2013, when the first movie came out, he was teasing some really ambitious ideas for the sequel. And then WB/Legendary boxed him out, and handed the sequel to a first-time feature director and turned it into a vanity project for John Boyega. Lame.
philinterrupted - 7/9/2023, 7:23 PM
Charlie Hunnam makes it difficult for me to get any enjoyment out of that movie. I think he’s a terrible actor. Terrible.
RitoRevolto - 7/9/2023, 7:35 PM
Pacific Rim isn't the best movie around but it's still one of my faves. I just wish the would've waited on Guillermo to do the sequel.
MotherGooseUPus - 7/10/2023, 7:47 AM
@RitoRevolto - same here. i love the first one and can watch it anytime. just big dumb fun
DarthOmega - 7/9/2023, 7:43 PM
Ha1frican - 7/9/2023, 7:50 PM
For all its faults I [frick]ing love this movie. It’s campy and dumb but it’s so much fun. Strongly disliked the sequel but I wish there would be more of this series
Razorface1 - 7/9/2023, 10:01 PM
@Ha1frican - How is it campy and dumb?
AnthonyVonGeek - 7/9/2023, 7:52 PM
If we could switch out Charlie Hunnam with John Boyega in the first movie I probably would have enjoyed it more. 🤷‍♂️
MosquitoFarmer - 7/9/2023, 8:29 PM
Eh, I still found Pacific Rim underwhelming. Just not the most engaging story, despite the great setup.
Feralwookiee - 7/9/2023, 9:11 PM
The first Pacific Rim was mostly good dumb fun.

Off topic: Indiana Jones and the Nursing Home of Doom gets knocked out of the top spot by a low budget horror movie and is expected to lose Disney well over $200 million dollars. Kinda big news.
Why no article on this?
incredibleTalk - 7/9/2023, 10:51 PM
@Feralwookiee - I actually liked Indiana Jones 5 but I think it has run out of steam for most movie goers. I want all movies that try to entertain the public after the pandemic to do well but people just are so picky now days. It does seem like some on this site enjoy seeing movies financially struggling which is kind of stupid!!!

Kadara - 7/10/2023, 12:03 AM
@incredibleTalk - Because they start their predictions as soon as they see the first trailer that a movie is "going to bomb" So because of that, they are kind stuck until they can gleefully post how right they were lol!
rkshuttleworth - 7/10/2023, 1:02 AM
@Kadara - People who like to say the trailer doesn't meet their own wannabe directorship status and if they can't write articles about it to feel like they have control over something in life by influencing other people, at least they can join the negative bandwagon and say look I was right about something!
Kadara - 7/10/2023, 1:40 AM
@rkshuttleworth - Exactly, it's all satisfying one's ego.
TheShellyMan - 7/9/2023, 10:16 PM
Solid movie but Uprising was HOT garbage!
Nightmare - 7/9/2023, 11:01 PM
Uprising was terrible. Like going from Starship Troopers to Starship Troopers 2.
bobevanz - 7/10/2023, 7:18 AM
@Nightmare - perfect analogy lol Holy moly
GetsugaTensho22 - 7/9/2023, 11:16 PM
The anime on Netflix was pretty good.
Uprising sucked though.
Waifuslayer - 7/10/2023, 12:20 AM
Pacific Rim is what made me give up on Del Toro. Such a great concept and he made it such a [frick]ing BORE to watch.
gtabreaker - 7/10/2023, 12:32 AM
DocSpock - 7/10/2023, 1:00 AM

The first movie was somewhat okay.

The second movie was terrible. Boyega mostly sucks, but that bad movie wasn't his fault.

Who wants more of this forgettable stuff??

Waifuslayer - 7/10/2023, 1:10 AM
@DocSpock - you know Boyega produced the second film, right? It's totally his fault.

I mean the first one sucks and is a total slog to watch but it's miles better than Part 2.
DocSpock - 7/10/2023, 2:15 AM
@Waifuslayer -

I did not know that. I will now give Boyega his full due for sucking in front of and behind the camera on that.

Thanks for the info.

bkmeijer1 - 7/10/2023, 1:36 AM
Both movies were a lot of fun, so I kinda hope the announcement is of a third one. Or maybe even a crossover with Godzilla
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