Comic-Con: So, I Became a Jaeger Pilot & Now You Can Be One, Too

Preview night at Comic-Con has come to an end and what was one of the highlights of the evening? Not standing in line for 40 minutes to get a Jason Edmiston print of the Joker (as played by Caesar Romero). Nope. The highlight was when I became a Jaeger pilot at the Legendary Pictures booth thanks to the modern-day alchemy that Oculus VR provides.

Legendary is offering Comic-Con attendees the Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot experience. I’ll let them explain what it is first before giving my first-hand thoughts…

Guillermo Del Toro Writing Pacific Rim 2 With Zak Penn

Guillermo del Toro was down in Austin, Texas for the premiere of The Strain – which debuts July 13th on FX.

In speaking with the press – in this case, Buzzfeed – Del Toro said he is currently at work on a script for Pacific Rim 2 with Zak Penn. Huh? What? No Travis Beacham, screenwriter of the first film?

Legendary’s Thomas Tull Offers Trick ‘r Treat 2, Pacific Rim 2 Updates

Legendary Pictures has an exciting slate of projects ahead, including this summer’s reboot of Godzilla (lots ‘o coverage coming for that one here at Shock tomorrow).

I spoke with Legendary head Thomas Tull this morning to discuss the Gareth Edwards film – full interview posting later this week – and, naturally, we couldn’t help but chat about a few projects. Namely, Trick ‘r Treat 2 and the possibility of Pacific Rim 2.

Pacific Rim Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition Packaging

Some Blu-ray artwork for the collector’s edition of Pacific Rim has hit the web.  As you’ll see, these are for the international release, but they may be similar to what we’ll get here in the U.S.  On territory is going to get a Jaeger statue is well.  No release date has been set for the DVD/Blu release.

Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, opened in July and has grossed over $400 million worldwide.  The film recently passed the $100 million mark domestically recently.

Time will tell if we ever get a sequel.

Charlie Day Talks What Might Have Been in Pacific Rim 2

The future of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is still uncertain. Having underperformed domestically, a sequel’s chances henge upon the film’s foreign box office, where it is luckily doing quite well. The latest box office numbers have Pacific Rim taking in another $53 million in foreign markets this weekend, of which $45 million is from China alone.

Del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham have spoken about elements that they’d like to see in the sequel previously, but now CraveOnline spoke with star Charlie Day about what he knows.

Check Out the Main and Closing Titles for Pacific Rim

Imaginary Forces has brought online the opening and closing titles that the company created for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Check them out inside! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, there is an extra scene after those closing titles, so be sure to stay in your seat.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes

Lengthy Pacific Rim Clip Shows Kaiju Battle Aftermath

In a final push to promote Pacific Rim, Warner Bros. and Legendary have released a nearly 3-minute long clip.

This one features the Jaeger known as Gypsy Danger, piloted by Charlie Hunnam’s character, and what happens to the giant mech in the wake of a kaiju fight.

The film begins screening tonight and we highly recommend you get your ass into the theater to check it out.  It needs to be seen on the big screen.