So I thought that I wouldn't here anything about Pacific Rim related after Pacific Rim Uprising turned out to be a major flop, but I was proven wrong. But hey, I will take what I can get and at least it is a bit of relief from all of the Godzilla news. Last night, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the series is getting an anime series coming to Netflix. Legendary Entertainment will be the company to produce this series with the co-showrunners, Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution).
The synopsis goes as followed according to the article:
"Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jeagers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies and follow two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naive younger sister - who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents."
My reaction towards this news actually has me excited, but also cautious. Even though the second movie turned out to be a major let down, I thought that was going to be the end of the series. I am glad that there is still some interest in continuing the story for Pacific Rim. I even remember back in 2013, Pacific Rim director, Guillermo Del Toro, expressed some interest in doing a cartoon series and it looks like now that plan is coming into fruition. However, I am not too excited. Movies and shows that go straight to Netflix are usually ones that won't do very well if in theaters or on television.
What I do like so far is that it won't focus specifically on the war and the Jaeger pilots, but focusing on these two kids trying to survive and find their parents. Yet, the execution can be iffy if not handled properly. I understand that Steven DeKnight had liked the idea of doing cross-overs with Godzilla as well from an interview after Pacific Rim Uprising was released. Basically, anything could be a possibility and it's all up in the air. I am just hoping that whatever they have planned for this series and anything else in the future isn't too wild and crazy. That it some how makes sense with the story and not just thrown in there.
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