Charlie Hunnam Confirmed for Pacific Rim 2

August 9th, 2014
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Pacific Rim 2 is now shaping up as Charlie Hunnam confirms his reappearance in this sequel as Raliegh! Guillermo del Toro, the director, even gave a glimpse of this character as he shared:

“We are taking the characters into a completely different journey this time because Raleigh (played by Hunnam) for me solved his problem the minute he was able to go full circle and save Mako by sacrificing himself, which is what he couldn’t do with his brother. He’s not on that journey anymore, he’s on a new journey,” (via IB Times).

The hype lives on as del Toro also revealed his favorite character in the film, Mako Morin played by Rinko Kikuchi:
“To me, my favorite character in many ways is Mako Mori in “Pacific Rim,”

“I just love it. It’s an experience that you can’t get any other way.”

The next Pacific Rim will allegedly have a different feel this time. According to the director Guillermo Del Toro, they are currently formulating ideas that are not the usual route. The film will allegedly highlight different parts of the world to give it a different feel! He even told The Wall Street Journal:
“All of this happens prior to the first movie, and it gives you a little more depth into the background of certain characters that will appear in the second movie. So by the time the second movie comes out, you will have probably one year of the animation airing, and you will have three years of the comic book series ongoing.”
“The series tackles the stories that happened to pilots working in the Shatterdome, but also cadets learning how to become pilots,” he shared.

“It was hard to create a world that did not come from a comic book that had its own mythology, so we had to sacrifice many aspects to be able to cram everything in the first movie. Namely, for example, ‘the Drift,’ which was an interesting concept,” director Guillermo Del Toro told The Wall Street Journal.

Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull said earlier this year that he considers Pacific Rim a financial success, especially considering the fact that it was an original IP. There were further good signs this summer when del Toro revealed that he was working with Zak Penn on writing a sequel, and now Universal has officially announced that Pacific Rim 2 will arrive in 3D and IMAX theaters on April 7th, 2017.

“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.”

The co-writer and director didn’t give away any further details about the plot of Pacific Rim 2 in his video announcement but he did sound very pleased by the deal, saying, “We’re all very happy to be bringing you more Kaijus and more Jaegers kicking each other’s butt.”

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‘Pacific Rim 2′ Gets Release Date

June 26th, 2014
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Please note we are NOT sure if Charlie will be a part of this as nothing has officially been confirmed! But here’s the blurb from The Hollywood Reporter with the news on the official release date for the sequel.

Universal has slated sequel Pacific Rim 2 for release on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Guillermo del Toro returns to direct Legendary Pictures’ sequel to the 2013 giant-robot film.

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Pacific Rim 2 Script In The Works

June 8th, 2014
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I’m very excited to hear this news personally and hope that it actually becomes a reality!

Buzzfeed recently chatted with director Guillermo del Toro about his upcoming television series The Strain, which will premiere on FX. During their discussion Buzzfeed asked him about the possibility of another Pacific Rim film. “I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn (“The Incredible Hulk”),” he told Buzzfeed. “We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film, now working on Fox’s Hieroglyph] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul.”

At this time, Legendary Pictures has not given Pacific Rim 2 the greenlight. In March, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull told Collider, “It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.”

As for the script, del Toro revealed that Jaeger pilots, Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), are involved in the storyline. Clearly, that means it is a sequel and not a prequel as many had speculated it might be. “Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion,” del Toro said. He concluded with this spirited message about Pacific Rim 2: “I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.”

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Charlie Favored for Future Films with Universal Pictures

June 2nd, 2014
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Universal Pictures raved behind-the-scenes about Charlie even after he bailed on the flick. An insider telling us, “He was a class act from the first day, and he is always going to be someone we consider here for possible roles. The guy is totally sincere, and his fans love him. A man this talented, this gracious is going to have a long career in this town, and in this business. He’s definitely going to be on our studio’s short-list for possible future work.”

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Charlie Hunnam Says It’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Not To Be Starring In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

June 2nd, 2014
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“I felt like I had an interesting take on that character and felt like I could have done a good job of playing Christian Grey, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place,” Hunnam told Life & Style this past weekend. “When you put the time into something like that and a character comes alive in your mind, it’s heartbreaking not to be able to play him. … It was definitely kind of heartbreaking having to say goodbye to that character and not bring it to life.”

Hunnam says he’ll be among the first to see Dornan’s fearless take on Christian Grey when “Fifty Shades” opens next February.

“If they invite me to the premiere, I will go and see it there,” Hunnam said. “If not, I’ll go and buy some tickets on opening night.”

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Charlie Hunnam, Guillermo del Toro and more to Be Honored at 2014 Huading Film Awards

May 31st, 2014
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BroadwayWorld.com — China’s No. 1 film awards show will take place in Hollywood for The First Time with leading talent accepting accolades based on the votes of 80 million fans. Halle Berry, Guillermo del Toro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner, Charlie Hunnam and Hans Zimmer will accept key honors for their work at the Huading Film Awards at The Montalban Theater in Los Angeles on June 1st. This historic event will allow American motion picture artists to directly acknowledge and express thanks to Chinese moviegoers who support their films. Industry legend Don Mischer will produce the event.

EMMY nominated actress and current star of CBS’s Elementary, Lucy Liu, will co-host the show alongside prominent Chinese television personality Olivia Xu.

Visionary director Guillermo del Toro, best known for Pacific Rim, Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth, will receive the Huading Film Award for Best Global Director. The Oscar nominated director’s next film Crimson Tide stars fellow Huading Film Award winner Charlie Hunnam and his new TV series, The Strain, premieres on FX on July 13th.

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