We loved Pacific Rim here at FTN. Loooooooooved it. And we make no apologies…
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that he has been working on the sequel for a while now with X-Men 2 and Avengers story writer Zak Penn… say it with me now, YES!
Den of Geek have reported that the movie will be a sequel, not a prequel and will see Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi’s characters (below) return: “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] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul.”
“Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel [but] 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.”
We’re waiting on an official announcement and release date from Legendary but as soon as we hear anything we’ll let you know.