March 20, 2014 10:30am PT by Graeme McMillan
Legendary CEO Teases Possibility of a 'Pacific Rim' Sequel
Ready the Jaegers: Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim may tower over the big screen once more.
In an interview with Collider, Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull was asked about the future of the franchise launched last year, especially in light of its relatively weak performance in the U.S. (Overseas, Pacific Rim performed far better) — although, to hear Tull say it, perhaps it didn’t do as badly as many believe.
“If you look it up, it did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek — so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well,” Tull said.
Tull went on to point out that the movie “did north of $400 million globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world.” When it comes to a potential sequel, he said “we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.”