Judging by its trailers, the “Pacific Rim” sequel looks amazing, with “Force Awakens” star John Boyega joining as the new lead — but fans might already have a reason to look forward to the franchise’s films down the line.
With “Pacific Rim: Uprising” coming out next March, director Steven S. DeKnight shared with Collider that the movie might be followed up with a full-on crossover with King Kong and Godzilla joining in on the action.
“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over],” DeKnight told Collider. “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.”
There’s certainly smoke where there’s fire, in this case. Legendary already has “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” scheduled for March 2019 and “Godzilla vs. Kong” set to launch in 2020. And fanboys should keep their eyes peeled, because DeKnight hinted to Collider there could be crossover signs in “Uprising.”
“Oh we definitely leave it open to another installment,” said DeKnight. “The tricky thing with something like this is you want to not end on a cliffhanger. You don’t want an ‘Empire Strikes Back’ cliffhanger unless you know you’re gonna do a third movie — you want to leave it open but also wrap it up. So that’s very much what we did on this movie. It has a definitive ending but very much open to the next chapter.”