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Director Guillermo Del Toro expressed interest in making a crossover film between “Godzilla Vs. Kong" and “Pacific Rim" after Warner Bros. recently dropped the trailer for their new film. “Godzilla Vs. Kong” sees a crossover epic fight battle between the two giant monsters across the world in what is expected to be a massive blockbuster film with fun action scenes and a galore of CGI effects.
Slated to release on March 26 in theaters worldwide and March 31 in the United States and streaming on HBO Max, the film is the latest revival in Warner Bros. ‘kaiju’ series, which also includes 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
Guillermo Del Toro, who directed the two “Pacific Rim" movies, expressed his interest on Twitter following the trailer’s release of a potential crossover film between “Godzilla Vs. Kong" and “Pacific Rim."
This tweet got fans excited, as many thought this was a tease for a potential third film in the “Pacific Rim” franchise.
Following his tweet, Del Toro had to clarify that he had no plans for a third “Pacific Rim” movie and was solely talking “as a fan.” Del Toro’s clear plans of not returning for a third “Pacfic Rim” follows after a mixed response with the release of the 2018 sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”
Considering the hype the trailer has already generated among fans, the idea for a film in the future involving the “Pacific Rim” robots in the Legendary MonsterVerse is not completely out of the picture. Both films involve gargantuan monsters battling it out, and both were partly shot in Hong Kong. The trailer, which dropped on Monday, February 1, has already amassed 40+ million views on the Warner Bros. YouTube channel.
The film is directed by Adam Wingard and is a sequel to both “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island,” and it is the fourth film in the Legendary MonsterVerse. The film was shot across Hawaii, Australia and Hong Kong from November 2018 and wrapped in April 2019.
Initially slated to release in November 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the film being delayed. With the announcement of HBO Max doing same day premieres for their slate of 2021 films, audiences will be able to enjoy the upcoming blockbuster film in both theaters and in the comfort of their own homes.
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