Pacific Rim 2 Eyes 2018 Release Date

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on July 1, 2016.

Ever since Pacific Rim first appeared on the silver screen in 2013, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel to the mech and monster brawling blockbuster ever since. The road along the way has been bumpy for the project, but Legendary and Universal Pictures have finally announced when the franchise’s sequel will be hitting theaters.

The Legendary Pictures sci-fi action film will storm into theaters on February 23, 2018 with Steven S. DeKnight in the director’s chair this time around for his directorial debut.

At the moment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is set to play the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba’s character from the first film. According to Deadline, Scott Eastwood is currently being eyed as a potential lead role for the movie. It is unknown if Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, or if any of the other cast members from the first movie will be reprising their roles for the sequel.

Few other details are known about the sequel. It could either take place some time after the original movie took place or act as a prequel to the first.

Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to begin production later this year. Guillermo del Toro will return to the franchise as a producer alongside Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, and John Jashuni. Cale Boyter will oversee the project as an executive producer.

Source- Deadline

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Justice League Dark Casting Rumors Emerge

Originally posted on Capeless Crusader on November 18, 2015.

With the DC cinematic universe still being developed, news for films such as Batman v Superman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman have been frequently popping up everywhere. With so many upcoming big titles on their plate, its easy to forget about the lesser known projects but thanks to Latino Review, we now have some updates on the long-in-development Justice League Dark film.

Even though Guillermo del Toro left the project after handing over a script, Warner Bros was excited enough to move forward on it without him in the director’s chair. At the moment, the production is zeroing in on two members of the cast, which will feature Etrigan, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Madame Xanadu, Constantine, and Deadman.

While some fans may want Matt Ryan to reprise his role as Constantine for this movie, Warner Bros is deciding to go with A-Listers to play the characters instead and is currently considering having either Colin Farrell or Ewan McGregor for the part of John Constantine in the movie. The site also claims that even if one actor wins out and lands the role, the other may be offered the part of Jason Blood, the human half of Etrigan the Demon.

Del Toro reportedly wanted Ron Perlman to play the part of Swamp Thing. Warner Bros seems to be in agreement with his proposal and is pursuing Perlman for the role.

For the other characters, the role of Deadman is looking to be filled by a comedic actor, the role of Zatanna is looking to be filled by a hispanic or black actress, and Monica Bellucci is the reported top choice for the role of Madame Xanadu.

No new director or official timeline has been assigned to the film so it is unclear when, or if, production will begin on this film anytime soon.

Source- Latino Review