Yes the sequel to Gareth Edwards Godzilla will be released in theaters June 8, 2018. The Sequel will also be directed by Gareth Edwards and I hope he does a better job than he did on his Monsters sequel: Monsters Dark Continent which was just awful on so many levels. In fact I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of low budget sci-fi movies and this was so bad I couldn’t finish watching it. In fact I didn’t get much past the opening scenes. And I made it through two of three Sharknado movies so far. I haven’t had time to watch Sharknado 3 yet but it’s on the list to be watched. But I digress.
The recent deal between Legendary Studios and Universal means that Legendary now has access to other characters from Toho. Characters like Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan. These could now potentially show up in the next Godzilla movie. Squee! I really like the rumor that the Monarch organization will still be involved. It seems like a good plot idea to me.
As for the original Toho Godzilla, well Toho has given Shin-Godzilla an English title for the 2016 movie: Godzilla Resurgence. The initial filming has been done as of this post and effects work is now being done. Shin-Godzilla is due for theatrical release in the summer of 2016.
No that’s not the official title for the latest teaser released about Pacific Rim but it could be. We are barbarians and honestly, if we were ever attacked by a hostile alien force of any extraplanetary origin, be it space or dimension, I can totally see a portion of our population going for something like this:
It’s hysterically well done and I love Ron Perlman. He was fantastic in Hellboy and Beauty and the Beast the television series way back when. This is just genius but also a pointed reminder of just how awful we humans can be.
Any invading alien force would face not only unceasing resistance but at some point we will figure out how to commercialize them and then they are in real trouble. Just ask the Western Black Rhino which was officially declared extinct. Hunted to extinction for its horn and a few other bits and pieces for some of the conditions mentioned in this spoof advert for Pacific Rim.
I love the idea and it indicates that Pacific Rim is true science fiction, because science fiction is about more than just exciting weapons, technology, aliens, monsters or far away and exotic lands. Science Fiction always tells us something about ourselves. At least the best science fiction does and this gives me high hopes for Pacific Rim. Because to be honest, Kaiju and giant mechs was more than enough to get me into a theatre to see it. To find that it is true to the best science fiction has to offer just makes me even more anxious to see it. I have very high hopes for it. K.