Director Steven S. DeKnight is hoping Pacific Rim Uprising is just the first step towards a larger franchise. Backed by Warner Bros., visionary director Guillermo del Toro launched the Pacific Rim property on the big screen in 2013. The giant robots vs. monsters film wasn’t a huge hit at the domestic box office, but international audiences gave Pacific Rim a massive boost commercially and inspired WB to (eventually) green-light a sequel… but without del Toro directing.

Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took over the reins on the Pacific Rim sequel (with del Toro still serving as a producer), while the lead role was passed from Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost to Star Wars: The Force Awakens John ...

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