Honestly, who would even care? I know it’s in fashion to say such things would be even remotely exciting but that’s really just fanboy wheel-spinning. Wishing for things that make no sense instead of wishing for decent movies. Anyway, no, the new Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla will not be crossing over with Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim – despite the fact that they’re both the property of the same studio and they both have giant monsters.
Del Toto, while on the subject of Pacific Rim 2, told Collider, “So far with the sequel, what we’re writing, what we’re creating, is very different, so there are no plans. Hypothetically, I would love the fuck out of it. I would love to see a jaeger and Godzilla duke it out. That would be too much for the human brain. But I don’t think there are plans on that. I don’t even know what direction they’re taking Godzilla in. I know somewhat that it’s grounded differently. Pacific Rim, my aspiration was, the color, the saturation of color, was almost an acid-drip version of the Heavy Metal coloring that I loved when Richard Corben was working there, when [Jean-Claude] Forest was working there. Super bright, super saturated, the crazy color and aesthetic. And Godzilla is more realistic, somewhat. That’s my thinking. That’s what I’ve heard. I don’t even know which way they’re going.”
That’s not Del Toro considering it. That’s him saying “no”, then thinking about what parts might work, then saying “no” again. If both film are huge hits, maybe the studio will try it at some point – but don’t expect one in theaters for at least 10 years.
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