Okay, okay. I know GDT and Gareth Edwards have both denied the connection between Pacific Rim, but what if they are lying. I know, I know, this is really far fetched, but stick with me here. Why would Legendary want to make two very similar giant monsters in the same time frame? I mean its a bit of an untested genre today isn't it? I mean studios will invest in multiple super hero movies at the same time because they know they generally will make money. Today, giant monster/robot movies (with the exception of Transformers) have not done consistently well at the box office. So is Legendary really devoted enough to the genre to make two separate very expensive giant monster movies in a short period of time? Honestly I think they've got a trick up their sleeve, and what better trick than to get audiences used to the idea of a world where giant monsters exist (Pacific Rim) and then make a pseudo sequel that has Godzilla set in the same world. I mean what if Pacific Rim ended with Godzilla showing up and smashing the Jaeger (the giant man-made robots used to fight the kaiju) that defeated all other monster before it. That would be pretty bad ass, and hook audiences on the idea that a Godzilla movie could be cool and not old and cartoonish like the old ones (when people think of Godzilla, they generally think of the 70s movies, which are admittedly hokey). Crazy conspiracy theory, I know, but that would be pretty bad ass wouldn't it?
Edit*: So I just saw I wasn't the first one to think of this from another thread. But I still think its worth discussing. What if the movies were linked. I'm of the opinion that it would be pretty awesome, but it seems that others don't feel the same.