All That’s Epic
And the mighty marketing wheel behind Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim continues to gather speed! Hot on the heels of our reveal of the Pacific Rim graphic novel prequel’s cover art comes a look at the newest collectibles on the block, Pacific Rim trading cards!
Unfortunately for most of us, these are only for attendees of the show, but we’re sure you’re gonna be able to find them on eBay and the like at nearly the cost of building your own Jaeger robot. Why? Because people suck. In any event these cards are smaller versions of the robot posters that have been coming out all week with some cool stats added in. We especially dig on the kill count area. Apparently Striker Eureka is the most badass of all, raking in 11 Kaiju kills! Check out the set below.
In other Pacific Rim WonderCon news, Casey King was at the panel and called in with some quick details. Other than the aforementioned graphic novel, Guillermo del Toro introduced a new trailer that featured some big time robot on monster action including a scene in which one of the Jaeger robots lifts an oil tanker out of the water and swings it like a baseball bat at one of the flick’s creatures. From what King says, the crowd literally went absolutely nuts.
Now for the bad part… According to Del Toro this trailer was created specifically for WonderCon and there are no plans to show it elsewhere. Guess we’re all gonna have to wait for the goodies until they come. We’re okay with that. It was also revealed that the flick features nine different robots and twelve different Kaiju creatures. For us we’re sure that will all equal out into absolute giant monster nirvana!
Big thank to Casey for calling in with the goods. For more WonderCon coverage check out his website All That’s Epic.
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes–a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)–who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
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