After working together for only one year, tension arouse between partners Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment. The two firms have a five-year production co-financing partnership that has met a mix of failures and success. Legendary intends to produce “Pacific Rim 2,” a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s movie that was made with Warner and which earned a total of $411 million worldwide.
However, due to the mixed success the partnership have with their produced movies – colossal hit “Jurassic World” and box office triumphant “Godzilla,” with dismal failures “Blackhat” and “Seventh Son” – “Pacific Rim 2” is on hold indefinitely, wrote The Hollywood Reporter.
Screen Rant reported that the fate of its production will depend on the performance of Legendary Entertainment’s other movie projects. Two things that may affect the project are: one, the costly risk of making a sequel after “too many box office failures” and two, the probable overcrowding of tie-ins and sequels for successful movies “Jurassic World” and “Godzilla” that will shove down “Pacific Rim 2” in the partners’ priority list.
Del Toro said earlier that survivors of the first film, Jaeger co-pilots Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori, played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, respectively, will be back for the sequel. However, with the indefinite delay of the “Pacific Rim 2,” with production pushed back to 2016, fans will have a long wait to see the characters again in the sequel – that is, if “Pacific Rim 2” will still be done!
Just keep your fingers crossed that producers will change their mind in the coming days!