Guillermo del Toro talks Pacific Rim 2

Planning "the same joyful giant spectacle"

With Pacific Rim 2 getting the official green light from Legendary, Guillermo del Toro has been discussing what we can expect from his sequel to the monsters vs. robots smash.

"I’m hoping to bring the same idea I had in the first movie." says the director. "That was to make it multicultural and humanistic as much as possible, to make characters from many nationalities or genders, to make them equal in the scope of the adventure, in the day-to-day of the adventure."

"So, we’re bringing a few characters that are new," he continues, "and hopefully doing good work managing those that survived the first movie."

"We had to sacrifice many aspects to be able to cram everything in the first movie. Namely, for example 'the Drift', which was an interesting concept. [Then there was] this portal that ripped a hole into the fabric of our universe, what were the tools they were using?"

Sounds like the cogs are already turning in the famed Del Toro imagination, with the director hoping that the two films will work together both as sequels and standalone films.

"I don’t want to spoil it," he says, "but I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own. They’re very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different."

Pacific Rim 2
will open in the US on 7 April 2017, with a UK date to be confirmed.

What are you hoping to see from the sequel? Tell us, below!


    • kuraisensei

      Jul 4th 2014, 12:12

      I am excited, but at the same time I am hoping the Mecca's movement is faster and smoother

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 4th 2014, 16:39

      Shut up and take my money now dammit!

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    • scottlloyd

      Jul 4th 2014, 23:36

      I absolutely loved the first movie, mostly because of how much it reminded me of my time watching Gundam when I was younger however, I thought it relied far too heavily on the relationship between Raleigh and Miko and the instructing the audience on what a Jaeger could or could not do when they would have just put them out there, fighting Kaiju and SHOWING us what they could or could not do. I liked the fight scenes but there was only the stratosphere fight that made me "wow" out loud. There wasn't enough actual Jaeger vs Kaiju as kicking. WE NEED MORE JAEGERS!

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