‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Success May Expand the Universe

Pacific Rim was successful enough to spawn a sequel. If Pacific Rim: Uprising is successful, it could spawn an entire universe.

Not only would fans get a third installment of the movie and more comic books, fans might get to see the Jaegers take on some iconic monsters from different universes (Think: “King of the Monsters”)

When Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight visited New York Comic Con in October, he said that not only will the new action film set up a potential third installment, he hinted that the next PR movie could be the key to expanding into other worlds.

DeKnight told Nerdist:

“I think you’ll definitely probably get more comics. The plan was always to use this movie as a launching pad. If enough people show up to this, we’ve already talked about the plot of the third movie, and how the end of the third movie would expand the universe to a Star Wars/Star Trek-style [franchise] where you can go in many, many different directions. You can go main canon, you can go spin-offs, you can go one-offs. Yeah, that’s the plan. And I would love to see an animated TV show based on this.”

But don’t think it would end there. Rumors are also circulating that the world of Pacific Rim could mesh with the shared universe of the original kaiju, Godzilla, and King Kong (the Kong: Skull Island version)! And DeKnight fueled that speculation by telling Collider:

“I won’t say there’s an Easter egg [in Uprising] but there’s been a lot of discussion about that [crossover] possibility. 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 [Pacific Rim] 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.”

Pacific Rim: Uprising opens March 23, 2018.

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