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Del Toro: I’m already working on Pacific Rim 2

June 9th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….