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Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim 2 & Hellboy 3‘s Shared Fates, Plus Justice League: Dark

What would you choose?


What a terrible decision to have to make. Apparently Guillermo del Toro had a script and everything ready for Justice League: Dark (née Dark Universe), and the studio loved it so much they wanted him to bump the schedule for Pacific Rim 2 down to make Justice League: Dark first. In an interview with The Daily Beast, he said, “I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do Pacific Rim 2.”

Way to stick to your guns. Or your retractable sword. Whichever.

Now where this story gets really interesting is that he’s hinging the possibility of a Hellboy 3 on the success of Pacific Rim 2. Put simply: he needs to prove he’s worth the money. At an estimated cost of about $120 million, Hellboy 3 isn’t exactly a cheap venture. He places the onus of its creation not on the fans (who have, let’s face it, been more than vocal about their desire to see this movie made), but on the industry folks who hold the purse strings.

So there you have it. Help Guillermo del Toro and the Kaijus (new band name) smash the box office, and there may be a Hellboy 3 on the horizon. At first it feels like a bit of a marketing ploy, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, we were all going to go see Pacific Rim 2 anyway, right?

… right?

(via Comic Book Resources)

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