There’s been a lot of talk about a Pacific Rim sequel, but now it’s official. Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to come to theaters on April 7, 2017.
“The characters I love will return,” said Guillermo del Toro to BuzzFeed . “Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
Earlier this month, del Toro mentioned that he was working with writer Zak Penn on a script for the sequel. Today he said he was also working with Travis Beacham, screenwriter for the original Pacific Rim.
But the news doesn’t end with just a sequel. Del Toro also announced the development of an animated show, and that they wll continue with the already established prequel Pacific Rim comic, Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero. Check out del Toro’s announcement below.
Are you guys excited for the sequel? How about a Pacific Rim animated series?