Pacific Rim 2 is definitely happening. It even has an official release date—April 17th, 2017. Sure, that’s a ways off but, as you’ll see in Guillermo del Toro’s video message after the break, he’s planning some goodies to tide you over until then. How about a Pacific Rim animated series and a continuation of the comics? Hell yes!
But that’s not all. Del Toro told the following to Buzzfeed:
“The characters I love will return,” del Toro said in a statement to BuzzFeed. “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.”
Plus, Zack Penn is co-writing the script. Needless to say, we’re psyched.
Check out del Toro’s video message after the break…