'Pacific Rim 2' Being Written Now But Still Needs Legendary Greenlight

October 16, 2013
Source: IGN

Pacific Rim

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.

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No worries, I'll green-light this. I'm that awesome. Actually, I'm just that excited.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Oct 16, 2013


All hail Isilu-Oh Well then I'm pretty damn excited too.

Chris Amaya on Oct 16, 2013


You can still worship me though. 😉

Isildur_of_Numenor on Oct 16, 2013


I really hope this happens. Pacific Rim was the most fun I've had at a movie in a LONG time.

Chris Amaya on Oct 16, 2013


I think it was a child movie and the scientists where pretty annoying! Great special effects but a lett down to! I don't want to see a sequel!

Avi on Oct 16, 2013


Great. Then don't watch one.

Trey Wilson on Oct 16, 2013


In America everyone has a right to voice their opinion. You're not a sand jockey are you??

charlie holiday on Oct 17, 2013


"You're not a sand jockey are you?" You're not a racist fuck are you?

borninatrailer on Oct 18, 2013


The portal was nuked...wonder how he will make it work.

Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


They'll find a way. Maybe a different rim. Or the humans will clone the Kaijus from the remains. That would make sense if they're thinking of combining a Kaiju with a Jaeger.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Oct 16, 2013



Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


more portals?

Linkfx on Oct 16, 2013


just saying..

Xerxexx on Oct 16, 2013


I really hopes this gets made...even more, I hope DreamWorks and Tim Burton decide to do the Monsterpocalypse movie too.

rage72 on Oct 16, 2013


I'm ready for Pacific Rim 3.

OfficialJab on Oct 16, 2013


Pacific Rim sounds like something I'd do to an Asian girl.

Trey Wilson on Oct 16, 2013


Once again, a movie with tremendous potential with the concept alone but completely transformed into a giant turd by focusing on the human struggles of the pilot who lost his brother and the little asian girl. And that drift thing... stupid.

charlie holiday on Oct 17, 2013


wow ! so excited . let go for it . i want to watch it

robert on Oct 19, 2013


I LOVED Pacific Rim. Awesome!

Jordan Petersen on Oct 19, 2013


Cannot wait for this! If you are like me and can't wait for this to come out, check out Astronaut: The Last Push on demand, it is a ton of fun!

Tron Thornhammer on Oct 25, 2013


oh please dont... use the money to make a GOOD movie... get back to "The Mountains of Madness" project...

nomad82 on Oct 29, 2013

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