ByJeffrey Lambrechts Sena, writer at

The upcoming 'Pacific Rim 2' is going to be a springboard for a 'Pacific Rim 3'. 'Pacific Rim 2' is going to be set a few years after the Jaeger pilots have defeated the Kaijus, but the main focus for the upcoming movie is going to be 'The Drift'.

Here's the latest on Pacific Rim 2 release date, news, and spoilers.

With Pacific Rim making $411 in international box office it is no wonder they Director Guillermo Del Toro would desire a bunch of Pacific Rims in the future.

He is pressured to make Pacific Rim 2 a massive hit, much like its predecessor, however the upcoming Pacific Rim 2 will be different in a sense that it would focus more on the kaijus rather than the Jaeger pilots, when it comes to budget; here's what Guillermo has to say, "Legendary gave me the absolute go-ahead with writing the screenplay, so Travis Beacham and I are working on it. As far as giving it a green light, that's the big step of the process. We need to put together a budget and then they'll make that decision, but everybody is unwavering in their love for the movie."

The center of the upcoming movie is set to focus on "The Drift" and might possibly be a start of a more difficult chaos.

Guillermo Del Toro added, "It was hard to create a world that did not come from a comic book, that had its own mythology, so we had to sacrifice many aspects to be able to cram everything in the first movie. Namely, for example "the Drift", which was an interesting concept. [Then there was] this portal that ripped a hole into the fabric of our universe, what were the tools they were using? And we came up with a really, really interesting idea."

Charlie Day and Hermann Gottlieb are believe to reprise their roles as Dr. Newton Geiszler and Gottlieb. Guillermo Del Toro revealed that he has a soft spot for both characters.

Charlie Hunnam will be back as Raleigh, if he signs, there are rumors that he won't return, but Del Toro already set, everything is going as planed.

Raleigh might die soon like his brother in the first movie, if he doesn't sign the contract.

'Pacific Rim 2' is pegged to be released on August 4, 2017.

And some other news:

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that, following a lengthy casting process, actor Tom Holland (The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea) will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in their next Spider-Man film, which is set to hit theaters on July 28. 2017. In addition, director Jon Watts, director of the upcoming thriller Cop Car, will helm the feature.

Marvel and Sony Pictures, and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal conducted an extensive search for both the actor and the director. The studios and producers were impressed by Holland’s performances in The Impossible, “Wolf Hall,” and the upcoming In the Heart of the Sea, and by a series of complex screen tests. Following Marvel’s tradition of working with the brightest next wave of directors, Watts also went through multiple meetings with Feige, Pascal, and the studio, before winning the job.

“It’s a big day here at Sony. Kevin, Amy and their teams have done an incredible job,” Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group Chairman, said. “The Marvel process is very thorough, and that’s why their results are so outstanding. I’m confident Spider-Man will be no exception. I’ve worked with a number of up-and-coming directors who have gone on to be superstars and believe that Jon is just such an outstanding talent. For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom’s screen tests were special. All in all, we are off to a roaring start.”

“As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life,” Kevin Feige added “We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Amy Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Sony Pictures will finance and release worldwide the next installment of the $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, in a film co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the Web-Slinger.

Tom Holland! I wasn't a fan, but good choice, great actor.


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