Pacific Rim Uprising started a new chapter in Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy world, but the franchise might be returning to its roots in the next film. Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam is reportedly eying a return to the franchise if a third movie is made. Will Hunnam return to action in the next Pacific Rim film?
Directed by Steven DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising brought a few new faces into the mix, including Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and John Boyega. But the original script for the film focused entirely on Hunnam’s character, Raleigh. In fact, DeKnight revealed that they were forced to change the entire story when they discovered that Hunnam had a major scheduling conflict and could not commit.
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According to Comic Book, DeKnight recently opened up about Hunnam’s future in the franchise and admitted that he would love for Raleigh to be the focal point of the next film. “There was a version where he was in it and I would love to see him return for the third movie,” the director explained, adding that Hunnam is a great guy and that he was disappointed things didn’t work out.
That said, we still don’t know if there will be a third movie in the Pacific Rim franchise. The first two movies were not box office hits, though the original film has gained a large cult following. Even DeKnight isn’t sure about the future of the series but hopes that production companies will give it a green light in the near future.
Hunnam has not commented on reprising his role as Raleigh in a future movie.
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The Sons of Anarchy alum has been busy on several different projects over the past few years. The actor was most recently filming a movie called Triple Frontier in Hawaii but is now back in the states with his girlfriend Morgan McNelis.
This week, Hunnam was spotted grabbing a few groceries at a store in West Hollywood. He wore jeans and a flannel shirt for the outing complete with a newsboys cap. McNelis, Hunnam’s girlfriend of 13 years, did not join him for the outing.
It is not clear what Charlie Hunnam plans on tackling next. Here’s to hoping that his schedule is open if producers decided on making a third installment in the Pacific Rim franchise.
In the meantime, Pacific Rim Uprising is scheduled to be released on DVD later this month.