Pacific Rim 2 gets 2017 release date

Guillermo del Toro confirmed to return

Pacific Rim 2 is officially happening, with Legendary confirming a 2017 release date for Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi sequel.

Del Toro himself has always said he is open to directing a second film, and sure enough, the Mexican auteur has officially signed on to re-occupy the director's chair.

While the first film performed underwhelmingly in the US, barely limping past the $100 million mark, its international take was far more impressive, with a worldwide total of around $411 million.

It's that latter figure that will have convinced Legendary to give the sequel the green light, with del Toro, Travis Beacham and Zak Penn currently working on a script.

Pacific Rim 2 will arrive in the US on 7 April 2017, with a new animated series also in the pipeline to tide fans over until then. Long live the Kaiju!

In the meantime, check out what Guillermo del Toro and the cast had to tell us about what they wanted to see in a Pacific Rim sequel:

And here's GdT's video message announcing a sequel:

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

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 27th 2014, 13:54

      F**K YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Best news ever. Lets Cancel The Apocalypse Again!!

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 27th 2014, 13:59

      Oh and Pacific Rim > Godzilla.

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    • QuietLife

      Jun 27th 2014, 14:10

      I'll have to admit, I did rather enjoy Pacific Rim so this is very good news!

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    • Mattsimus

      Jun 27th 2014, 16:19

      You've got to be F...King kidding me! Really? Why? Its even worse than Blade 2 for gods sake, such a disappointment, i cant even say it was a guilty, it was just absolute garbage for like 2 and a half hours.................................HELLBOY 3!!!!!!!! Del Toro you are an utter Bell : (

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 27th 2014, 16:53

      Matt, pull down you pants because you deserve a spanking! ;-p

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    • LSJShez

      Jun 28th 2014, 14:39

      He needs to put this to the bottom of the pile and get rolling with Hellboy 3.

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    • endofdays2

      Jun 29th 2014, 9:36

      This is great. LOVED the first one and will love the 2nd as well.

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    • dex2010

      Jun 29th 2014, 10:02

      The first one was really poor. It just shows studios only care about money because if it was judged on the quality of the first one a second one would never be made. If Del Toro didnt make the first one Total Film would never of gave it 4 stars. FACT!!!

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    • petethejakey

      Jun 29th 2014, 13:33

      Pacific Rim seems a lot better after seeing that boring a*s Godzilla movie! Bring on a sequel, they deserve to make it.

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    • Mattsimus

      Jun 29th 2014, 15:25

      Hahahaha too Funny Ali...... but I fear your right I'm just preferring the idea of Hellboy 3, thought Pacific Rim was well below par.... they might as well have given it to Michael bay tee hee

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 29th 2014, 23:08

      What's the deal with Hellboy 3? why isn't it being made? And how very dare you Matt! I should slice off your hand for dreaming up such a ghastly idea.

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