Yahoo caught up with Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con, and he confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel begins filming in November!
This is exciting news indeed as del Toro is very good at keeping fans up to scratch with the production on his films, so we could be getting our first looks at the film by the end of the year.
No other details were shared apart from the news that Pacific Rim 2 will feature an “epic battle” which has been in the design process for weeks.
Pacific Rim 2 recently had its release date pushed back by Universal to 4th August 2017, right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season.
Last year del Toro revealed that the sequel will be more character driven, and will be quite different to the first film:
“Yes. It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”