GLaDOS Did Appear In Pacific Rim's Trailer, But Won't Return For The Movie

When Pacific Rim's latest trailer (above) went out last month, a lot of people thought, "Wait! I know that voice!" And indeed, it sounds like jax Teller reading from "The Life and Death of Sam Crow" as an enormous sea monster destroys a bridge. Oh yeah, GLaDOS from the Portal series can be heard as well.

That was deliberate, director Guillermo del Toro told the Toronto Sun. While GLaDOS actor Ellen McLain will supply an AI voice in Pacific Rim, she will sound different from the trailer. For that, Del Toro said he specifically wanted GLaDOS' voice running down a power-up checklist before the mechas go out to confront the monsters. He even sought (and received) Valve's permission.

"I wanted very much to have her, because I'm a big Portal fan," he said. In the film, however, "The filter we're using is slightly less GLaDOS. Slightly. The one in the trailer I wanted to be full-on GlaDOS."

Guillermo del Toro says 'Pacific Rim' A.I. an homage to 'Portal's GlaDOS [Toronto Sun via Game Informer]


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    I'm kind of happy that it won't be full-GlaDOS as I think that would break the immersion for me.

    *Grumble* Was looking foward to that. Feels a bit bait-and-switch. Be like if Wreck-it Ralph had Bowser in the trailer but they had another spiked lizard creature instead in the actual movie.

      But Bowser was featured in the actual film...

        He was using a metaphorical simile. Easy to miss, but thought I should clarify.

    Speaking of Wreck it Ralph... how great would it be if GLaDOS was the villain in the sequel?

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