Pacific Rim has some extremely loyal fans. It also didn’t do all that well here, domestically. It just kinda DIDN’T Fail. There’s been a low rumbling about the possibility of a sequel for a little while now, but nothing concrete. That is until today, when we got some news… about the possibility existing. So, still not really concrete. But it’s better than nothing.
“We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie, if you look it up, did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek- so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well. It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.”
The real detail that is overlooked here is that Legendary CEO Thomas Tull, who gave the interview to collider, isn’t focusing on domestic revenue. Only on global achievements. Pacific Rim did great overseas… but not so great here in America. What does that mean of the potential sequel?
Only time will tell.