Pacific Rim 2 Announced

Guillermo del Toro has announced the development of a couple of new entries to the Pacific Rim world. The most exciting, from my own point of view at least, is the plan to create a sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim. He is working on it along with screenwriter Zak Penn and original screenwriter Travis Beacham. The new film is scheduled for release on 7th April 2017, so a long time to wait for fans.

“The characters I love will return,” del Toro told BuzzFeed in an exclusive new statement. “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.”

The other great bit of news is the development of an animated series set in the world of Pacific Rim which will come out sometime before Pacific Rim 2.

Watch del Toro’s announcement here:

Even though Pacific Rim gained a mixed reception, I personally loved it far more than I expected to. It was one of my films of all time and I’m not a great fan of other robot based films. I have my fingers firmly crossed that this sequel will be awesome, and I am sure I am not alone in that.

Source: Buzzfeed
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