Guillermo del Toro has released a video in which he announces Pacific Rim 2 is officially moving forward, and that he is also developing an animated series for the franchise! The sequel was bound to happen. Since the first movie was released there was talk of a sequel, and that talk never stopped. Now the sequel is officially moving forward, and he's working on it with screenwriter Zak Penn. I also love that he's developing an animated series! That's could be really awesome. According to THR it will be released on April 7, 2017. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed the director had to say about the sequel:
"The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast."
This is all great news for Pac Rim fans! That first movie was absurdly fun, and I can't wait to see what Del Toro has in store for the sequel. You can watch his video announcement below.