Return Home

Evidence of a Higher Power at Work: Pacific Rim 2 Gets a 2017 Release Date

Friday, June 27th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

Pacific Rim is too good for you-smallPhilosophers and scientists search for God using logic and telescopes, while evidence of the divine at work in their daily lives escapes them. Me, I look for God in the Hollywood press. Certainly no truly loving deity would allow Pacific Rim, the best film of 2013, to wither away without a sequel.

And lo is my diligence and faith rewarded. BuzzFeed reports this morning that Pacific Rim 2 will arrive in theaters April 7, 2017. Here’s Director Guillermo del Toro:

The characters I love will return… Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.

Del Toro is currently wrapping up production on Crimson Peak and his upcoming TV series The Strain. Box Office Mojo reports the first Pacific Rim earned over $411 million (against a budget of $190 million), by far the biggest hit of Del Toro’s career, but a sequel was by no means a sure thing — especially considering the relatively anemic domestic box office ($101 million.)

This is the best news of the week — especially for my son Drew, who’s a huge Pacific Rim fan. If you haven’t seen the first film yet, I urge you to get the Blu Ray edition, cook up a big bucket of popcorn, and settle in for a joyous two hours of giant-robot-versus-mega-monster mayhem. (And be sure to turn the speakers WAY UP.) Read Ryan Harvey’s deliriously happy Black Gate review “Pacific Rim Loves You. Love It Back” here, and the complete BuzzFeed article here. (Thanks to Tor.com for the tip!)

5 Comments »

  1. This IS good news! I liked Pacific Rim very much and didn’t understand why it wasn’t a much bigger hit.

    Comment by Thomas Parker - June 27, 2014 3:14 pm

  2. “Certainly no truly loving deity would allow Pacific Rim, the best film of 2013, to wither away without a sequel.”

    An interesting attempt to refute the problem of evil:)

    Comment by James McGlothlin - June 27, 2014 6:02 pm

  3. > I liked Pacific Rim very much and didn’t understand why it wasn’t a much bigger hit.

    This, like the search of the Higgs Boson, is one of the great puzzles of the 21st century.

    Comment by John ONeill - June 27, 2014 6:19 pm

  4. > An interesting attempt to refute the problem of evil

    PACIFIC RIM forms the unpinnings of my entire philosophical outlook. (That, and STAR TREK, of course.)

    Comment by John ONeill - June 27, 2014 6:21 pm

  5. Wake me up when they reveal that the Russians survived.

    Comment by Hospitaller - June 28, 2014 2:44 am


Comments RSS  |  TrackBack URI

 

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Black Gate Home
This site © 2018 by New Epoch Press. All rights reserved.