Yesterday we got some news that I’ve been hoping for–WE’RE GETTING PACIFIC RIM 2! Legendary Pictures has agreed to make the film with a release date of April 7, 2017.
This is so exciting because I love the first film! Charlie Hunnam (Raleigh Becket), Idris Elba (Marshall Pentecost), Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori) are badass, the kaiju vs. jaeger action is spectacular, and that ending with Raleigh and Mako is just begging to be explored in a sequel! In an interview with Buzzfeed, director Guillermo del Toro says:
“The characters I love will return – Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau — but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
Check out the video below where del Toro makes the announcement about the film:
What do you think about Pacific Rim getting a sequel? Do you have any ideas about potential story lines?