‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel In Planning Stages, Guillermo Del Toro Says

Guillermo Del Toro Pacific Rim Sequel“We’re been talking about the idea for it and working on a pitch,” said Guillermo del Toro today about a Pacific Rim sequel. “And there will be a Mexican Jaeger,” he joked about the giant robots that fight the giant Kaiju monsters in the movie, out July 12. This isn’t the first time del Toro has floated a sequel to the upcoming monster adventure movie, but the director was more confident about where it would fit in the Legendary Pictures property’s trajectory. “Having had two to three years pass from the first Pacific Rim to the second movie, we can also prepare a good video game, continue the graphic novel and continue the mythology,” the director added. Del Toro wrote the script for the first Pacific Rim with Travis Beacham, who is writing the prequel graphic novel

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As enthusiastic as del Toro was about another Pacific Rim movie at a media roundtable Tuesday, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull cautioned about getting too premature about sequel talk before the movie comes out. “We’d like to do it but it’s up to the audience — ultimately we’ll have to see how it does,” Tull said.

Comments (27)

  • Can’t wait to Redbox this!!!!!!!

    Comment by Hey look, they made Transformers again!!! — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:22pm PDT  
    • You kidding me? If there was ever a movie to see on the biggest screen possible, this is it.

      Comment by JJ77 — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm PDT  
      • It’s a double IMAX!

        Comment by Everton Carter — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:47pm PDT  
      • Why? I play video games all the time on my 42″ and I’m fine with that.

        Comment by kingdom — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 6:37pm PDT  
    • So edgy!!!

      Comment by J1WD — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:53pm PDT  
    • Jaegers are piloted by humans, they aren’t living robots. And they fight giant sea monsters. Other than that, you are 100% right.

      Comment by David — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 8:59pm PDT  
  • I applaud the optimism of Del Toro but glad Tull pumped the brakes on all the sequel talk. Let it open first. Doesn’t seem to have much buzz outside the usual folks who turn up at Del Toro pics and Warner Bros has had some flat out box office duds this year – Gangster Squad, Jack The Giant Slayer, Burt Wonderstone and Beautiful Creatures.

    Comment by Thomas — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:40pm PDT  
  • Why would they even start that..I think this movie will fail big time.

    Comment by Nathan Rose — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT  
  • shouldn’t they wait to see if anyone is going to watch it first? looks cheesy. charlie hunnam doesn’t have range and the movie looks like an overblown transformers-like mess.

    Comment by Joe Brinkley — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT  
  • must be testing well…

    Comment by yeah — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:53pm PDT  
  • I thought they already did a sequel called “Atlantic Rim”?
    Actually looks better than the original.

    Comment by ugh — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 1:58pm PDT  
    • Thanks for that(Smith- “Atlantic Rim)

      Comment by Lawrence Gamell Jr — Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT  
  • This will be the big flop of the summer. Sorry Guillermo no sequel for you. Tull will be lucky to break even on this monstrosity.

    Comment by Pacific Rimjob — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:01pm PDT  
    • Whatever, keep telling yourself that, if it makes you happy.

      Comment by Jammy — Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 1:40am PDT  
  • When people announce the sequel before a movie has opened I always take it as a sign that the movie sucks and they’re trying really hard to convince us it’s good enough to spawn a franchise. They may smell sequel, but I smell turkey.

    Comment by Fan — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:08pm PDT  
  • PacificRim will need to gross Transformers dollars worldwide to justify a sequel. Although the trailers look great, im curious if there will be enough emotional weight to counter the epic cgi/ model battle scenes.

    Comment by Jay — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:27pm PDT  
    • Because Transformers had Oscar-worthy emotional weight. That’s why it was successful.

      Comment by wat — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 3:45pm PDT  
      • “Because Transformers had Oscar-worthy emotional weight. That’s why it was successful.”


        Comment by Mr_Explosion — Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 1:37pm PDT  
    • Actually they can easily do a sequel because the cost will be down since they already built the Jaegers and hired the Kaiju. They just have to find them housing until the production starts.

      Comment by masanissa — Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 2:37am PDT  
  • Another Battleship-like movie, trying to rip off Transformers, which was pretty bad in retrospect.

    Comment by Wicked — Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:33pm PDT  
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