Guillermo del Toro Officially Announces PACIFIC RIM 2 & An Animated Series

Surprise! Legendary have posted a new video featuring director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy") officially announcing Pacific Rim 2, as well as a new animated series based on the franchise.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/26/2014
Near the beginning of this month, Buzzfeed chatted with Guillermo del Toro ("The Strain") and asked him if he had any updates for a potential sequel to Pacific Rim. That is when he revealed that he had been working on the screenplay with Zak Penn, who is best known for writing The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand and the Jennifer Garner tour de force, Elektra. At that time, Guillermo cautioned that Legendary hadn't given the sequel the greenlight, but today they have and below is a video featuring del Toro making the historic announcement.

As for what Pacific Rim 2 will be about, all we know is that Jaeger pilots, Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), are involved in the storyline.

PACIFIC RIM 2 Will Land In Theaters April 7, 2017

PACIFIC RIM SYNOPSIS - When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim was directed by Guillermo del Toro, from a script written by Travis Beacham. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. Now available on DVD & Blu-ray!
Source: Legendary
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Pasto - 6/26/2014, 4:58 PM
Like something the lord made...
MrBlackjack - 6/26/2014, 4:59 PM
SuperCat - 6/26/2014, 5:00 PM
F*ck yeah! Bring it! Love this movie.
MrPrime - 6/26/2014, 5:01 PM
GG Del Toro. Hopefully the action will be even better.
NovaCorpsFan - 6/26/2014, 5:01 PM
The first one bored me. Doubt I'll be watching this sequel.
McNyagano - 6/26/2014, 5:01 PM

JoshWilding - 6/26/2014, 5:02 PM
Jesus Christ. This piece of shit is getting a sequel? I truly have seen it all now!
Jollem - 6/26/2014, 5:02 PM
hey, that works. one step closer to justice league dark
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:03 PM
JOSH YOU TROLLY TROLL TROLLSTER!
Jollem - 6/26/2014, 5:03 PM
i thought pacific rim was about the same fun as the avengers
fullmetal - 6/26/2014, 5:04 PM
Are you serious?! God damn you del toro! I use to think you were a true film auteur but after your film Pacific Rim, i lost all respect for you. i can't believe you left the "The Hobbit" to make that piece of sh!t and now you want to make a sequel....you just got branded with the Michael Bay hack stamp...
McNyagano - 6/26/2014, 5:04 PM
@Josh


MrPrime - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
I like it

Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
Jollem
Wow......we actually somewhat agree on something....
McGee - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
Josh ain't gonna be happy about this...he's gonna kill one of u--OH HEY JOSH! How...how are you?
DEVLIN712 - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
Eh... not gonna see it
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
McNya
LMFAO! at those Oprah gifs.
Starfox - 6/26/2014, 5:05 PM
Awesome News! Also the animated series sounds interesting.
fullmetal - 6/26/2014, 5:06 PM
Pacific Rim is a rip off of every Roland Emmerich film ever made = Fact
AlexanderLykins - 6/26/2014, 5:06 PM
Passive aggressive troll is passive aggressive
fullmetal - 6/26/2014, 5:06 PM
Oh yeah...And f__k Oprah!
JoJo1982 - 6/26/2014, 5:06 PM
HECK YEAH!!!!


I was just talking about that movie after, talking about how disappointed I was in Godzilla
TheSuperguy - 6/26/2014, 5:07 PM
YES!!!!
DrDoom - 6/26/2014, 5:07 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

[frick] your opinions, Josh.
MantiniuMan - 6/26/2014, 5:07 PM
I can dig it....anime and a film....

JoJo1982 - 6/26/2014, 5:08 PM
Lmao@JOSH WILDING

You mad!?!
AlexanderLykins - 6/26/2014, 5:08 PM
If it's his passion and the studio will back it, I'm on board.
MrCBM56 - 6/26/2014, 5:08 PM
Josh is slowly becoming the most hated power-user.
nailbiter111 - 6/26/2014, 5:08 PM
i liked all the robot stuff in pacific rim, the human stuff not so much.
JoJo1982 - 6/26/2014, 5:09 PM
And it's getting a animated show too


Sweet!!!!
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:09 PM
Ditto what nail said.

*Makes kissing sound*
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:10 PM
Seriously though, the robot action in PR was dope TO THE MAX. Everything else blew ass.
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
I'll definitely go and see PR 2, but for the action only.
Jollem - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
back off Josh for having an opinion. jeez. all you knuckleheads do
JamesMan - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
OH MY GOD KAWAII DESU SENPAI FANGASM!!!

JoshWilding - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
Universal are desperate for franchises (hence why 2012 saw the release of a shitty Bourne without Bourne movie), so I doubt this would have happened if Legendary were still with Warner Bros. It made only $400 million worldwide! Regardless, I won't be wasting two hours of my life on this hack-fest in 2017. :)
ArmGunar - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
YYEEEAHHHH !!!
Pasto - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
JamesMan still has PRN on the brain judging from that HTML.
Desrow - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
Pacific Rim 2??

AlexanderLykins - 6/26/2014, 5:11 PM
@nailbiter111
Same.
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