Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was such an absurdly fun movie. Like many of you, I absolutely loved it and I want to see a sequel. Even before the first movie came out the director was talking about developing a a sequel. Legendary Pictures hasn't given the sequel the greenlight yet, but producer Thomas Tull wants to do it. It's just all about coming up with a cool story that they want to tell. Tull previously had this to say:
"It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it."
In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Del Toro was asked about a sequel to the film and he said that he's already working on a script with screenwriter Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk). Here's what he had to say about it and why he's not working with the co-writer of the first movie, Travis Beacham:
“I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn. We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film, now working on Fox’s Hieroglyph] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul.”
As for the story that he wants to tell, Del Toro says that the two main surviving Jaeger pilots, Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), will be back. He goes on to clarify that it will be a sequel and not a prequel as previously speculated.
“Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion. I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.”
I'm always up for seeing Del Toro's crazy ideas brought to life! I can't wait to see what he has planned. One idea he previously talked about was a Jaeger and Kaiju hybrid monster, which sounds insane to me! That's going to be a really cool creature to see on the big screen. I hope that is still in his plans. No matter what he does, I'm sure he's going to deliver a movie that fans will enjoy.
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