Did Guillermo del Toro make the right decision to leave The Hobbit? After watching Pacific Rim’s first trailer, the answer is a resounding yes! The first look at del Toro’s Pacific Rim is everything the Mexican director had promised. Now Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released two new posters to show just how big these Jaegers — specifically the one named Gipsy Danger — are when compared to its human pilots. Check out the posters below.
The poster really helps sell the massive scale of the Jaegers. The tagline, “To Fight Monsters, We Created Monsters,” teases what’s in store for audiences next summer. The second poster might reveal too much from the film. It depicts the Gipsy Danger with its arm cut off, crawling on a beach.
Guillermo del Toro was in “radio silence” about Pacific Rim since last July’s San Diego Comic-Con, but now the promotional campaign seems to have kicked into high gear. Not only did we get an amazing trailer, but a few weeks ago we also got a good look at the Jaegers’ blueprints and an impressive viral marketing campaign. Pacific Rim is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films of the summer. Hopefully the story will be also good as the trailer and posters suggest.
After a dimensional rift at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean begins releasing monstrous creatures called Kaiju, humanity constructs giant robots called Jaegers to battle the monsters on their own terms. Two Jaeger pilots — Raleigh Antrobus (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) — are the world’s only hope against these violent Kaiju attacks.
Pacific Rim opens in theaters everywhere on July 12, 2013 in IMAX 3D.