Although the sci-fi action epic Pacific Rim hasn’t even reached our screens yet, Guillermo del Toro is already in talks for a possible sequel! Film backers could see the huge potential for making Pacific Rim into a franchise even before the film was finished and a sequel was given the green light.
After the first screening, Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull told del Toro to get on and write the next chapter saying “Do you think you can come up with a great idea?” del Toro recounts. “I said, ‘F***, yeah!’ Because on the way to the finished screenplay, there were entire angles and ideas that we chopped off because they were too much.”
del Toro, with co-writer Travis Beacham, have promised that the sequel will not just be a repeat of Pacific Rim with a new even badder enemy. “[With the old movies] it was Godzilla versus so-and-so, and that was all you needed to know. It was like a wrestling match”, del Toro said.
Instead, the story of the kaiju (Japanese for giant monsters) and their alien forces will be explored even further. del Toro said “They’re a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next. The idea [with the sequel] is to explore a little bit of that. I won’t spoil it, but I don’t think we’ll repeat a single beat from the first movie.”
Del Toro has confirmed that it will take time for the next chapter to be written, saying “it will take us a while to develop. I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and it’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script.”
No matter how long it takes to come out, this is awesome news and with del Toro at the helm, I’m pretty sure the sequel will be even more fantastic than the first!! Must contain excitement!!!