Zack Penn, the writer behind Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand and the first draft of The Avengers (ugh) is currently working on the script of Guillermo DelToro’s highly anticipated (here at FTN towers anyway) Pacific Rim 2.
Talking to The Mary Sue, Penn has given some details about the direction the script will take: “There’s going to be a lot more about the Kaiju and their origins, and the world will be in a very different state when we get to this movie… all the specific tropes of the movie, like the giant robots and the giant monsters and all the technology around it, is going to be explored in more depth. That’s just where we’re going. But I’m not going to tell you the story cuz that would just ruin it.”
Del Toro had previously said that his idea for the sequel would be very different that the first movie and would look at the Kaiju’s society and what drives them. Either way, we loved the first movie and can’t wait to see the direction it takes.
No release date is known for the movie yet, but it’s expected that Charlie Hunnam, Mako Mori, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will be returning.