Epic New PACIFIC RIM TV Spot Released; Guillermo Del Toro On Ideas For A Sequel

An awesome new TV spot for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim has gone online, featuring some more action-packed new footage. Additionally, the director talks about his ideas for a sequel to the sci-fi epic and where he would take the Kaiju monsters.

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By Paul Romano - 5/20/2013


Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, fan favorite director Guillermo del Toro talks about developing a sequel to his next film, the highly anticipated Pacific Rim. He says that Legendary CEO Thomas Tull asked him to write a follow-up immediately after the first screening of the giant monsters vs. giant robots epic, and that "entire angles and ideas" that were cut from the first movie's script may be included in the sequel. Del Toro also discusses where he would take another Pacific Rim film, saying that it will likely explore the Kaiju monsters further and their "antiverse". "[With the old Godzilla movies] it was Godzilla versus so-and-so, and that was all you needed to know It was like a wrestling match. They [Kaiju] are a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next. The idea [with the sequel] is to explore a little bit of that. I won’t spoil it, but I don’t think we’ll repeat a single beat from the first movie." While Del Toro is co-writing the sequel with Travis Beachman, he isn't guaranteed to return to the director's chair. "It will take us a while to develop. I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and It’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script." In other Pacific Rim news, the official Facebook page posted the following television spot that includes even more awesome footage from the film.



Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. The film is set to hit theaters July 12th.
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EdgyOutsider - 5/20/2013, 10:44 AM
Pacific Rim and Elysium are my most anticipated movies of the year.
InfiniteMonkey - 5/20/2013, 11:10 AM
I'm keen for this. Can't wait.
JGAR - 5/20/2013, 11:21 AM
I'm not so sure about a sequel.
Hellsing - 5/20/2013, 11:24 AM
Cancelling the mother[frick]ing apocalypse!!! Also is it me or does Charlie Day look alot like Abrams in this movie.
thebearjew - 5/20/2013, 11:39 AM
Fuzzy quality but ya the movies going to rock
lucio7lopez - 5/20/2013, 11:49 AM
This movie look amazing.
Man of Steel and Pacific Rim are my most anticipated movies of the year.
thebearjew - 5/20/2013, 11:53 AM
My most anticipated list:
MAN OF STEEL (duh)
PACIFIC RIM
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS(havent seen it yet)
THOR THE DARK WORLD
IRON MAN(havent seen it yet)
THE GREAT GATSBY
THIS IS THE END
THE WORLDS END
HANG OVER 3
AFTER EARTH
chujong - 5/20/2013, 12:05 PM
@indigobolt956: Dude, you gotta check out Star Trek into Darkness. It is a very good action movie to kick off the summer. IM3 is okay. Like many fanboys/fangirls, I did not like the twist and the action was alright. However, Star Trek is a must see.

As for Pacific Rim, it does look great so far.
GodzillaKart - 5/20/2013, 12:10 PM
Looks great. This is one film I will see in 3D, D-Box, Smell-O-Vision, whatever they got.
Juicy321321 - 5/20/2013, 12:36 PM
July can't come soon enough
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/20/2013, 12:42 PM
Was sold long ago. Just please July come quicker.
hartley07 - 5/20/2013, 12:47 PM
am i the only one who is not a fan of 2 people doing the same moveements at the same time to control the robot? kinda weird and not really needed. I understand there needs to be extra pilots in case the pilot gets hurt and your whole robot goes down, but 2 at once?
CaptainProg - 5/20/2013, 12:57 PM
Yeah Iron Man was shit lol. This movie is full of win.
beane2099 - 5/20/2013, 12:57 PM
Gets me excited for Godzilla next year. But if they do get a sequel (cause who knows how many people will actually see this) we won't get it till 2017 at least. Longer if Del Toro does Justice League Dark first.
PapaMidnite - 5/20/2013, 1:01 PM
orgasmic.
exe - 5/20/2013, 1:48 PM
I would love to see a converted Kaiju and a Jaeger fighting side by side against a [frick]ton of other Kaijus.

There's your sequel idea Del Toro. You're welcome!
113 - 5/20/2013, 2:15 PM
Oh shit! I didn't know dem Jaegers had jetpacks/trusters!

That's fu.cking awesome!
Durf - 5/20/2013, 3:42 PM
So in other words, we can expect a sequel...never.

Anyway, can't [frick]ing wait for this!
Jollem - 5/20/2013, 4:39 PM
a movie with satisfying robot suit action. finally
HavocPrime - 5/20/2013, 4:41 PM
The two pilots are needed to control the whole Jager, one controls the left and one the right, and aparently it will be shown what happens when a single pilot uses a Jager.

Anyway this film will be [frick]ing awesome, giant monsters and robots beating the shit out of one another is always great.
sparkadv - 5/20/2013, 6:32 PM
MR. DEL TORO PLEASE REBOOT THIS!!

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BigSexyJr - 5/20/2013, 8:41 PM
I didnt see anything new,luckily im at work and dont want that min. of my life back
Starkent94 - 5/21/2013, 6:12 AM
Iron man 3 was awesome and i loved it.

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