So what is it that Guillermo del Toro’s new Pacific Rim movie and the upcoming Godzilla reboot have in common? Why, big-ass fkn monsters, of course. And since they’re both being put together under Legendary Pictures, why no go the whole nine yards and exploit the hell out of both titles by putting them into some sort of crossover flick?
Well, it may not be the soundest of ideas, especially considering the major differences in each of the movies’ worlds, but someone decided to ask del Toro about it anyways. Despite the relative idiocy of the question, the magnanimous del Toro responded to it anyways:
So far with the [Pacific Rim] sequel, what we’re writing, what we’re creating, is very different, so there are no plans. Hypothetically, I would love the [frick] 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.
So fans rejoice! Del Toro thinks it would be cool. Or rather he thinks it would be cool to have one of his big robots battle Godzilla. Of course, that’s about the same way that many geeks think it would be cool if Star Wars and Star Trek did a crossover.
In other words, it ain’t happening in this lifetime.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.