For those who haven’t seen ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising‘ there is a post credit scene that sets up a third movie. I’m going to mention that in a moment and it is very much a spoiler so I’d turn back now if you haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet and are dying to go in spoiler free.
Not only that, but Steven S DeKnight is being pretty open as to the tone and feel a third film in the franchise would be if he gets to be the one in the director’s chair for another outing.
In the second movie, we learned that the Precursors want to terraform the Earth and it seems like they want to move in. When dealing with the end of the movie that final scene teases that humanity’s plan is to now take the fight to the Precursor homeworld in a way that would likely put the explosion from the initial movie to shame.
One can only assume that we didn’t have the know-how to open rifts until we saw it happen so could now feasibly attack at will.
Before explaining what his plan for the third movie would be, DeKnight shares his take on the Precursors themselves:
“You know, to me there’s an undercurrent that I wanted to get out there: unfortunately, in the world right now, there seems to be a rampant nationalist, xenophobic fear taking over. That anything different is terrifying and monstrous. So you have these creatures coming from another world, and of course, everyone thinks they’re terrible and bad. I won’t go into detail, but I have this interesting idea for the third movie to really blow that up.”
So that would mean that these creatures who want to wipe out humanity so that they can move in aren’t all evil. With what we know about them so far, that doesn’t seem possible so it is likely we’ll be learning something new about them. Here is the director’s take on where to go with the third movie:
“To me, it’s always great if you take what you think is a villain, and really explain why they’re doing what they’re doing. Then it starts to feel more ambiguous. It’s what I loved about the first season of Daredevil we did with Wilson Fisk – a man who’s doing terrible things, but we worked on making the audience understand why he was doing them, and sometimes rooting for him more than Matt Murdoch.”
A real trick is going to be able to pull off having the audience root for an alien race which we’ve seen try to kill every human and destroy life on our planet for two movies so far.
If we get to see DeKnight’s version of ‘Pacific Rim 3’ it won’t be an all out human vs. alien means good vs. evil fight:
“That would be the easy way to go, but I definitely have some ideas about how to complicate the matter…”
I already wanted another outing in this Kaiju filled universe, but now I’m just curious how he can pull off us rooting for the alien horde at our door.
Did you enjoy ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and would want a third film in the franchise? How do you think DeKnight could have us rooting for these aliens? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Den Of Geek