As Guillermo Del Toro prepares for the unveiling of his latest film The Shape of Water at the Toronto International Film Festival, his orphaned triumph Pacific Rim has taken on a life all its own. The esteemed filmmaker has long since parted ways with the fledgling kaiju franchise, ceding the directorial reins to TV’s Steven DeKnight, who will work with a new handful of cast members as well. (John Boyega and Scott Eastwood represent the two highest-profile additions to the cast.) With set photos steadily trickling in and a trailer release all but imminent, it would appear all systems are go for Pacific Rim: Uprising. But a new report today has alerted the public to a small hiccup in the film‘s release.
While doing the rounds during TCAs 2015, former showrunner Steven DeKnight talked not only of Daredevil and plans for Season 2, but about his involvement in another big franchise: Transformers. Not only has DeKnight revealed which writers will officially be tackling Transformers 5, but he’s opened up a bit about the franchise’s “brain trust” and how it works.
If you’ve been curious as to why Rosario Dawson’s character on Netflix’s Daredevil series is named Claire Temple instead of Linda Carter (aka Night Nurse), we may finally have an answer. Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight appeared at a Television Critics Association panel today, where he revealed the reason why Dawson’s character underwent a name change.
Just when you thought Akiva Goldsman’s Transformers writers room was complete, he goes an adds someone else to the staff, collecting writers as if he’s picking up Pokemon. The latest addition to the writers room is former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight, who joins fellow TV pro Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) in a room that’s looking more and more promising. Surely with so many smart, talented people, they can roll out a few good Transformers movies, right? Right…?