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A bevy of information of current shows either being renewed, canceled or new shows being ordered will be addressed in the tidbits of news for this week. I like that word, bevy. This makes me sound more erudite. You know more smart; stoopid.

Now that I established my superior mind, what are the “BIG” 3 scifi news topics:

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Another edition of Scifi News for The Monster Scifi Show podcast is ready for your earholes. There’s some great tidbits casting news about #Supergirl, #Cable, #Dumbledore and #Deathstroke but wait there’s more.

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Avery Brooks!!! What?!? Don’t worry it makes sense once you listen to my podcast. Putting that aside, what are the BIG 3 Scifi News items for this week?

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Over the holidays, things were getting bleak with Pacific Rim 2 because nothing was happening. There was news about Guillermo Del Toro making a series for Netflix, ok great. Next I heard he was going to be doing a remake of The Fantastic Voyage. This got me worried because prior to this, Pacific Rim 2 was not dead according to Del Torro and the hold up was the budget. Of course, the sequel film would have to be done with lesser money but that was ok because internationally, Pacific Rim did extremely well overseas. The movie overall did $400 million but of that $100 million was domestic. This barely covered the cost of making the film in the first place. Still, when Godzilla came out afterwards, this helped the idea that Pacific Rim 2 could still be a viable option for the studio. That is until Crimson Peak came and went despite Del Torro directing this movie. $55 million to make it and just half was made back in sales but that means nothing when you factor the marketing cost. Pacific Rim 2 was moved off the calendar and that was that.

Flash forward to this deal, The Wanda Group bought Legendary for the reason their movies work better overseas. Does this mean Pacific Rim 2 is back in play? It just might be the saving grace we need for a sequel. Granted, the idea of future Pacific Rim sequels was possibly to tie in with Godzilla. However, the more realistic tie in with Godzilla would be with King Kong. Still, weather we get Godzilla fighting Jaegers or not, I just want to see more Pacific Rim stories. Yes, the breach is closed but anything can happen and nothing lasts forever. Fingers cross on the Wanda Group to make this happen.

BEIJING (AP) — Wanda Group said Tuesday it is buying Hollywood’s Legendary Entertainment, the maker of films such as “Batman,” for $3.5 billion in the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company.

Wanda, whose chairman, Wang Jianlin, is one of China’s richest businesspeople, has expanded rapidly into the film industry. It bought the U.S. cinema chain AMC in 2012 and is developing an $8 billion studio complex in eastern China.

Source: China’s Wanda buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion – Yahoo Finance


Let me begin with this word, NO!!!!! I love the Big G and all his glory but I don’t see the need to have the Pacific Rim universe mixed with my Godzilla universe. Sure, putting peanut butter on my chocolate or vice versa make sound good but I want it separate. Besides, how are you going to combine the two universes when both took place in San Francisco? Alternate timelines? Stop! Make a Jet Jaguar Jaeger? Look, stop messing with my mind.

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Look, this may be wishful thinking and I would love nothing more to relive my love of Kaijus on the big screen but I don’t want it all coming together. There is no kaiju version of the JLA or the Avengers that needs to happen though Destroy All Monsters was fantastic but that was Godzilla’s universe. Let Pacific Rim exists on it’s own terms.

Is this real life? This underground hearsay has been bubbling up for a while now, and we would love nothing more than to see this crossover. Godzilla vs. a Jaeger in Pacific Rim 3 for an epic final showdown? Yes, please!

Guillermo del Toro has expressed the potential of doing this, and, honestly, it really does make sense (or is that just me making it make sense?). Either way, this crossover, unlike many out there, is one I’m sure we’d all welcome with open arms.

Source: Guillermo Del Toro Could Put Godzilla In ‘Pacific Rim 3’