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How About Godzilla Vs. Pacific Rim Jaegers? Guillermo Del Toro Loves The Idea

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 17:41

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6551:]]Legendary Entertainment is backing two monstrous movies with the Guillermo Del Toro-directed Pacific Rim movie and the new Godzilla reboot that Gareth Edwards is currently filming in Vancouver.

As Guillermo Del Toro's movie features gigantic monsters from the deep, known as the Kaiju, battling it out against the robot mechs, the Jaegers, it seems a match made in the Pacific that they should take on Godzilla.

The Collider asked Guillermo Del Toro about the possibility of ever seeing it happen.

The director states he loves the idea, but doesn't see it happening, and also talks about "Pacific Rim 2" and what he has heard about the Godzilla movie.

So far with the sequel, what we’re writing, what we’re creating, is very different, so there are no plans.  Hypothetically, I would love the f-ck out of it.  I would love to see a jaeger and Godzilla duke it out.  That would be too much for the human brain.  But I don’t think there are plans on that.  I don’t even know what direction they’re taking Godzilla in.  I know somewhat that it’s grounded differently.  Pacific Rim, my aspiration was, the color, the saturation of color, was almost an acid-drip version of the heavy-metal coloring that I loved when Richard Corben was working there, when [Jean-Claude] Forest was working there.  Super bright, super saturated, the crazy color and aesthetic.  And Godzilla is more realistic, somewhat.  That’s my thinking.  That’s what I’ve heard.  I don’t even know which way they’re going.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6552:]]Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston.

Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.


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 - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.