‘Pacific rim’ may have set the record for most times that fans said, “Man, this is the perfect movie version of giant robots beating up aliens.” If you used that sentence as your sole barometer for success then ‘Pacific Rim’ was wildly successful. To be fair, the science fiction/thriller film starring Charlie Hunnam and Idras Elba was a revelation in what had rapidly been becoming a stale genre: the popcorn thriller. Guillermo del Toro is a visionary director and many fans left the theater underwhelmed. Fortunately, del Toro is getting another shot with ‘Pacific Rim 2’ and here is what he had to say.
Guillermo del Toro is a master of mystery but he apparently isn’t concerned with keeping his whole plot secret. The legendary director told ‘Collider’ that the next film will be set a few years after the first film culminates. The world is now free of the ‘Kaiju’ threat. This new world looks at the Jaeger technology without the fondness that they showed while it was saving their lives. This is where the crux of the film will find its meat: a world that rapidly forgets that it owes the main characters everything.
Guillermo went on to say that the two characters who are guaranteed a reprisal are Charlie Day and Burn Gorman as the mad scientists, Gottlieb and Geiszler. This is good news for Marc Sparks, and fans everywhere for that matter. He admitted that he loves writing them and so they will once again be there. Toro was noncommittal on the possible return of Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, the leads the from the first film.