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PACIFIC RIM Comic Con Panel! Watch Guillermo & team tell HALL H some tantalizing teases about his next work.

Published at: July 17, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  I'm personally of the mind that Comic Con should develop some form of PPV online broadcast or channel where we at home could watch these panels live.  Perhaps interact at those times.   The reality is, it wouldn't spoil the awesome of actually being there, it would only enhance it.   Imagine every panel accessible the fandom around the world.   I know, I'm a geek, but technologically there's no reason it can't be done.   Share the media for those companies willing, and keep it secret for those that don't...   But open up the experience and the Convention would be preserving and sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience with everyone.   

Now PACIFIC RIM's presentation truly blew people away.   And yes, GODZILLA raised a level of excitement.  But that's exactly how it should be.   PACIFIC RIM is going to be a truly mind blowing film experience, then...  like a year later or so, we'll get Legendary's GODZILLA.   We're on the verge of a very real breakthrough in badass film potential.   Right now, we're focused on thinking about this as just really cool looking giant robots versus awe-inspiring badass monsters unlike anything we've really seen before. But the great thing.   The part of this film that wasn't fully seen in HALL H, is the breadth of the characters.   Absolutely, the spectacle is going to be there.   Guillermo jokes in the panel that "and that was just the Tip" and he's absolutely correct.   

What they didn't see is the depth of the world we're in.   The kind of future that this is, is a fully realized anime like universe.   Not in terms of ACTION, but in ideas.   I really can't wait to see this thing.  The detail of what Guillermo's creating is truly something we've never seen - and what it is is very fucking cool.   At least to me.   But probably an enormous amount of you.   Let me assure you that Jet Fist action is a flourish, not the essence of the film.  Now, here's how it went down in San Diego, Hall H...   exactly (minus the footage that I'm dying and you should be dying to see)....



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  • July 17, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Where are the robots?

    by lv_426

  • July 17, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Pacific Rim originally a Godzilla script or am I high on Hedorah toxins?

    by illegal alien vs sexual predator

  • Kinda like how now we are in the throes of superheroes, glittery vampires, zombies, epic fantasy, and aliens/alien invasions. I ask because it seem there is seemingly going to be nothing new to write about, make films about, etc. Everything is being recycled and redone (which is fine by me personally in regards to awesome things like kaiju and big battle mecha for instance). So if you try to make your own sci-fi or fantasy film or write a novel in those genres, it is nearly impossible to come up with anything that doesn't at least touch on something that has come before. Then of course we geeks shit on it and say it is like X or Y from way back when. I guess what I am asking, are giant monsters and all that stuff off limits now because we are getting such an epic film from Guillermo del Toro, and then Godzilla (hard to compete against a classic character like Godzilla with a new idea)? I guess the only thing that hasn't been done a lot with current genre fare is maybe parallel universes and similar types of concepts. Maybe a cyberpunk resurgence? But then again, Hollywood will just go to the old cyberpunk books and videogames instead of taking on a new idea for a cyberpunk film. ARGHHH!!!! It really is frustrating trying to write something, even just for fun, in any genre or sub-genre these days. It has all been done before. Oh well, I'll have more time to see Pacific Rim over and over if it turns out to be an awesome kaiju flick.

  • July 17, 2012, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Still Hoping for a Cthulhu Cameo

    by Bald Evil

    I know GdT said none of the kaiju were based on "legendary" monsters, but I'm still holding out hope that Cthulhu, or something similar, will make an appearance.

  • and there are tons of panels that no one bothers to vid the ppv could be done. and they could still black out the clips mtv live streamed the twilight aholes....free

  • July 17, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    I trust Del Toro so I'm hoping this comes out good

    by Eric Brown

    We shall see.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:07 a.m. CST

    bald evil, not going to happen

    by Talkbacker with no name

    According to Del Toro in a recent interview with Empire magazine. He said no Lovecraft related monsters or designs. He wants to save it for his Lovecraft movie. This is all new stuff.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Lovecraft can`t really be done. Nothing visually cinematic is truly scary.

    by higgledyhiggles

    Might be gory, nasty or whatever but not scary on that primordial level that Lovecraft really needs. It`s reading and imagination or nothing. There have been good adaptations but they`re not truly scary. Jump cuts, loud music cues, CG (or practical) effects can`t help, that`s not dread it`s a cheap cop out. Del Toro is the one that could try but I just can`t see the terror ever being achieved.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST

    I feel bad for Rinko..

    by Aidil_Afham

    She didn't get to say anything. I would love to have asked her about the representation she brings as a Japanese actress, into this film that seems to be influenced by Japanese monsters and giant robots culture.

  • July 17, 2012, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Lovecraft's monsters already are on screen, actually

    by Cracklite

    A bit of trolling? Alien and 1982' The Thing achieved precisely what you said couldn't be done visually, so there, it took me only two great movies with two genuinely terrifying monsters to prove you wrong, wow, that was tough!

  • July 17, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Joel Schumacher declares: My Batmans are definitive

    by Joe

    And then he was seen running off whooping and yelling "Ice cold cool frosty frozen winter chill cold!"

  • July 17, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Not a big fan of the genre...

    by biscuithead

    ...but Guillermo's infectious, child-like enthusiasm is really selling it! The guy is the perfect meeting point between geek and artist...

  • July 17, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Illegal Alien RE: Godzilla Script

    by DerLanghaarige

    When the new Godzilla movie was announced, there was a rumor that they would use the Pacific Rim script for it, but of course that turned out to be wrong.

  • July 17, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    No footage from the film?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Then I don't give a shit.

  • July 17, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Maybe PR will open the door for Voltron and/or Shogun Warriors

    by Logan_1973

    All the studios are waiting in the weeds for the next big thing to mooch off of. But hey, if I get Voltron im happy.

  • Think Hulk catching Stark... the humans in the last Robot are loosing, serious ass kicking, all is lost, but then... Rising out of the ocean comes Godzilla!!! He kicks all the monsters asses roars at the screen and it fades out to GODZILLA IS COMING 2014 I get chills just typing this shit....

  • July 17, 2012, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Re: mecha... big new thing?

    by astralith

    Harry, do you think kaiju, mecha, and other giant monstery stuff will be a big new thing?

  • July 17, 2012, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Re: mecha... big new thing?

    by astralith

    Above post was an entire paragraph! What happened!?

  • July 17, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Make-A-Wish wish

    by Steve Lamarre

    Ron Pearlman is a class act for doing what he did. And his self deprecation makes him all the more likable. Personally, my wish would be for a visit from Rinko. :)

  • July 17, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Harry's at it again folks!

    by Doug Phillips

    Is it just me or does Harry's fluff about this being a big character movie sound a lot like his speeches he gave before SW Episode 1 was released? Harry, sometimes a giant robot movie is just a giant robot movie.

  • July 17, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Doesn't G4 cover SDCC?

    by Tank Williams

  • July 17, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Del Toro is fat!!

    by wallygogo

    You can tell by looking at him that there is a skinny guy in there hoping to get out but when you are rich and doing what u love who cares about eating healthy. I only wish when he walked out to the stage the old men from Stand By Me where in the front row going "boom baba boom baba"

  • July 17, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Cthulhu + Neon Genesis Evangelion = BONER

    by SuperLoserFish

  • July 17, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Seriously, stop telling us how great it is and show us.

    by Farrokh

  • July 17, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    So Jax drives a robot motorcycle up an aliens ass and..

    by MacReady452

  • July 17, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    by MacReady452

    and Charlie goes WILDCARD. About time these FX stars got a little time on the big screen. No. HORRIBLE BOSSES doesn't count.

  • July 17, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    cracklite you forgot an obvious one!

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Hellboy. Those evil gods from an outer dimension have Lovecraft written all over them.

  • July 17, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I misseed out on SDCC this year, but if I'd been there

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I might be inclined to try my hand at sketching from memory the exclusive designs of the monsters and robots shared within the Pacific Rim presentation and then post them online as my own presonal variation of a scene discription. Certainly no one can be held liable for drawing a picture from memory. Warner Bros. has no domain over an individual's illustrative talents. Kinda suprised no one has ever thought to do that since SDCC is brimming with aspiring artist and whatnot. Sure, I can draw a little but I know there are fanboys and girls present in that audience that can REALLY draw! Anyway, as long as it were half way discernible, and even though it would inevitably by rather inaccurate, my insatiable curiousity would assure that I'd give it a look. Wouldn't you?

  • July 18, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Karma-Con???

    by BBSloth

    How do you pronounce comic?

  • July 18, 2012, 8:15 p.m. CST

    I was in Hall H on Saturday for this...

    by Devastattor

    I thought the footage looked OK but they really didn't show much of the monster. All you ever saw was a shadowy shape, and arm, leg, claw, etc. Also, despite saying there were about 9 in the film, the footage looked like it was the same one over and over. Same with the robot too-same white robot in most of the footage. I also thought the two drivers moving around on the platform together looked kind of stupid. Hopefully as we see more, I'll feel differently. Now when they showed the Godzilla teaser, that really got me going. It looked great despite only being 20-30 seconds long. The tone of the clip was very grim and post apocalyptic and the scale of Godzilla looked amazing. Hopefully they nail the look and feel of him this time.

  • July 18, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Some people tried to get this on video

    by Devastattor

    I watched them being escorted out. Several members of security scanned the rows with night vision goggles. They bitched at me for texting my friend during the footage.

  • July 18, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Godzilla Footage or GTFO

    by Boober

    Seriously, PR is only getting hype via Del Toro's name. Clumsy Iron Giant-type slow-ass Vulcan mind meld robots with gimmick cam? Really? Yawn. And bring more to the table than "I was there which makes me awesome, and here is my self-indulgent and totally useless post.". C'Mon, boys. You can do better.

  • July 19, 2012, 5:43 a.m. CST

    So boober

    by Devastattor

    Asides from posting some brief thoughts on the footage for PR, perhaps choosing a poor subject line, and the follow up to explain again why there's no video of any of the footage shown, exactly what about my previous post was self-indulgent or came across as "I'm awesome"? Please enlighten me.

  • July 24, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Harry...you supposedly are tight w/ GDT...

    by vonbek1123

    How about talking w/ your asshole buddy and getting an exclusive "teaser" for the site. The whole world of nerd is dying to see anything Pacific Rim, and other than the few thousand at SDCC2012, the rest of us are stuck w/ nothing more than a bunch of hype, which in the recent past has = bullshit and the reality that the filmakers are afraid to show us what they're up to in order to con folks into the early herd w/ out a realistic idea of how good the flick might be... Get on it, you've done nothing if not impress upon us how tight you 2 are, how about giving us something that's not 22nd handed that can be found everywhere before here.