Pacific Rim Uprising has finally hit theaters, and the film has been relatively successful, essentially making back its production budget in its first week of release. That’s good news for the franchise, as it suggests that we may see more of the Jaegers in the future, but one interesting place where they could pop up is in the Godzilla/King Kong-centric MonsterVerse.
Both Pacific Rim and the MonsterVerse are produced by Legendary Studios, which means a crossover is a definite possibility — and a strong possibility at that. “Look, I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step,” Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight told Comic Book Resources. “And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen, it’s always a possibility. It’s by far not a certainty; it’s merely theoretical at this point, but as a fan myself, I would love to see that happen.”
It’s also worth noting that Uprising‘s co-writer, T.S. Nowlin, is also a member of the MonsterVerse’s writing room, so it seems likely that he would also be interested in combining the franchises. But although it certainly seems like a crossover between the two series is likely, it probably won’t be for a while. The MonsterVerse has their installments planned out for the next couple of years, with Godzilla: King of the Monsters slated for release in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong hitting theaters the following year. Pacific Rim, meanwhile, is widely expected to complete a trilogy at some point in the near future, given that Uprising ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.
But maybe in the year 2025, if man is still alive, if woman can survive, they may find a Pacific Rim/Godzilla crossover film.