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Can PACIFIC RIM UPRISING Outdo the Original?

Do bigger Kaijus and more powerful Jaegers mean Pacific Rim Uprising can surpass the original movie? We broke down the film’s first trailer to find the answer on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with all the latest on the future of The Fast and the Furious, and if there’s anything to the Kea-news of a third Bill and Ted movie.

Geek and Sundry‘s Amy Vorpahl stepped into the host’s chair today to drift with Nerdist News writer Joan Ford, Bizarre States’ Andrew Bowser, and Mothership producer Derek Johnson. They started by breaking down the first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising and what they thought of it. What’s happened to the world since the first movie? How will this film stand apart from the original? And are there any surprise returns they’re keeping from us?

They then decided to rock out, since there is so much news about Dwayne Johnson right now, including his “feud” with fellow Fast and Furious costar Tyrese. Are we more excited for the delayed 9th film in the franchise, or for that Rock/Jason Statham spin-off we’re getting before it? Will that change if The Nice Guys’ Shane Black directs the latter? And after all the craziness of the franchise, do we think their final frontier will be going to space?

Finally, we tried to answer if there really is anything to Keanu Reeves‘ comments about making Bill and Ted a trilogy, with the tentatively titled Bill and Ted Face the Music. The film would explore how the Wyld Stallyns never actually recorded that world-changing song. Are we amped up for this, or are we still scarred from the Dumb and Dumber To disaster? And speaking of Keanu, what do we make about screenwriter Zac Penn’s comments about working on some kind of story in the world of The Matrix? Do we want to see that machine get going again?

As always Nerdist News Talks Back was live at 1:00 p.m. PST on our YouTube and Alpha channels, just like it is every weekday. Tune in with us during the show, not only because you can get in on the conversation, but because we never know when a monster will come through the breach and we’ll need you to drift with us to stop the Apocalypse.

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Bill and Ted Image: Orion Pictures



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