'Pacific Rim 2' Being Written Now But Still Needs Legendary Greenlight
Following the release of Pacific Rim in theaters this summer, we've seen some cool behind the scenes bits in the form of a VFX breakdown for the film's prologue and also an entertaining gag reel. In addition, we also heard that the $407 million international box office likely meant that the film would get a sequel, even if the domestic box office hit just over $100 million. Now we have word from Guillermo del Toro talking to IGN that he's writing the sequel with the original film's writer Travis Beacham. The director said, "We are writing the sequel. Travis Beacham and I are writing, so that is active." Does that mean it will get made?
Well, Legendary hasn't approved production on Pacific Rim 2 yet. Del Toro says, "The decision to green light or not, that’s definitely above my pay rate." Obviously del Toro would greenlight his own film, but that's just now how it works. As for the story, that remains unclear, but del Toro previously mentioned to MTV, "We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special." The director also said, "We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something." They were also thinking about making Charlie Day's character Newt Geiszler the villain somehow. Will any of these ideas come to fruition? We'll see.