Guillermo del Toro says he is writing a Pacific Rim sequel

But doesn’t know whether it will be greenlit

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that he is currently writing a sequel to robots vs. monsters epic Pacific Rim, but admits he doesn’t know whether the project will be greenlit.

“We are writing the sequel,” said del Toro to IGN. “Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active. The decision to greenlight or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate.”

Despite the first film costing somewhere in the region of $190 million to make, it brought in a solid $407 million worldwide, suggesting that the studio may yet nibble at the prospect of a sequel.

Just which studio the decision falls to is unclear, with Warner and Legendary having gone their separate ways since the first film was made. Whoever it is, Pacific Rim'sslightly disappointing domestic performance may yet prove to be a key factor in the final decision.

Del Toro’s slate is looking increasingly busy over the next few years in any case, but we’ll be hoping the director is afforded the opportunity for one more go-around of titanic action. Guillermo, smash!

Watch our video to find out what GdT and the Pacific Rim cast want to see happen in a sequel:

Pacific Rim is out on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD from 11 November 2013.

Would you go and see a sequel? Tell us, below!


    • ilikescifi

      Oct 17th 2013, 12:43

      Go with Legendary. They work hard

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 17th 2013, 12:56

      Will there be magic swords this time? The kind that only exsist to get characters out of cul-de-sac plot devices?

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    • SiMan

      Oct 17th 2013, 13:23

      To be honest, i don't think i'd go to the cinema to watch a sequel and from what i've read not many people particularly rated this, so i don't think the $407m haul it took is a good indicator that a sequel will do just as well.

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    • McSerious

      Oct 17th 2013, 14:33

      In fairness thats $400m before DVD sales. I know box-office tends to be the main focus in studios minds but its more than doubled its budget before even being released on DVD. On top of that a sequal would save some budget in terms of many CGI models having been made for the first already. Del Toro has a way of making sequals better than originals (Blade II, Hellboy II) so I'd be really keen for this. And Pacific Rim was the highest grossing live action original property this summer. The Croods made more money, but everything else that did was a sequal or reboot. There's many reasons for this to get the go-ahead, and I really hope it does, found PR to be a huge amount of fun.

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    • chibik

      Oct 17th 2013, 14:46

      Sure, why not.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 17th 2013, 15:26

      Pacific Rim was so much fun. I'd rate it as the 3rd best film of the summer behind Into Darkness and MOS.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 17th 2013, 15:42

      Asylum have already a knock-off called Atlantic Rim (grrr cheapo b/stards). Which leaves Arctic, Indian and Southern.

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    • spid2411

      Oct 17th 2013, 15:56

      Best film of the summer by a mile for me - like the way Legendary get talented filmmakers to do their blockbuster stuff (Gareth Edwards doing Godzilla next year for example) rather than the Michael Bay types who just count the money. I would be definitely go see the sequel if they make it.

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    • illkillyoulast

      Oct 17th 2013, 21:25


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    • 2Dglasses

      Oct 17th 2013, 21:38

      Good news but write it properly. Magic last ditch nuke is fine, but not twice. And forget the mind melds probably.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 17th 2013, 21:42

      "Today We're Canceling The Apocalypse!"

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    • crystakura

      Oct 18th 2013, 9:53

      Personally, I thought Pacific Rim was the best movie this year. I can't wait for a sequel.

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    • ilikescifi

      Oct 18th 2013, 13:15

      2Dglasses I agree the mind melds were frustrating but they could have been much better, like it was a great chance for the characters to explore each other emotionally but they (the filmmakers) didn't spend any time on it, except to set up a scary monster/cute little girl scene. BTW, thankyou for referring to the Neural Milkshake as a Mind Meld. any and all Vulcan references are welcome here.

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    • moviemind91

      Oct 19th 2013, 16:11

      Go with Legendary. Warner are too busy trying to figure out how to beat Marvel

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