Pacific Rim Crossover With 'Godzilla' and 'Kong' May Happen, Says Steven Weintraub
Posted 2017/10/20 0 0
Are you curious who would win in a fight between the iconic monster Godzilla and the high-tech titans of the Pacific Rim universe, the Jaegers?
With two blockbuster properties (both from Legendary Pictures) centered around giant monsters, no doubt some of you have thought that the pieces are lined up for Warner Bros to do a potentially cool crossover. This question was posed to DeKnight by Collider’s own Steven Weintraub during an interview at New York Comic-Con a few weeks ago, and the filmmaker revealed that this crossover notion has very much been discussed:
“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over]. Look I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself I would love to see that happen.”
When Universal announced their plans for the MonsterVerse, which started with 2014's Godzilla and continued this year with Kong: Skull Island, fans speculated that Pacific Rim could factor into that at some point. But this serves as confirmation and that is a huge deal. If Pacific Rim does well at the box office, there's a real chance that something like this could happen. As Steven S. DeKnight also reveals, the upcoming sequel does leave it open for Pacific Rim 3 to happen.
"Oh we definitely leave it open to another installment. The tricky thing with something like this is you want to not end on a cliffhanger. You don't want an Empire Strikes Back cliffhanger unless you know you're gonna do a third movie, you want to leave it open but also wrap it up. So that's very much what we did on this movie. It has a definitive ending but very much open to the next chapter."
If a crossover does end up happening, the MonsterVerse characters will no doubt come to blows with the Jaegers. But since both Godzilla and King Kong are ultimately forces for balance, there would have to be some kind of team-up.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is expected to premiere on March 23, 2018.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is expected to premiere on March 22, 2019.