Guillermo del Toro Says We'll See More Of The Kaiju's World In PACIFIC RIM 2
In a recent interview to promote The Strain, Guillermo del Toro was asked whether he thinks Pacific Rim 2 would still be in development had Legendary not decided to team-up with Universal. He also comments on the plot of the sequel, dropping some intriguing hints...
Pacific Rim was not a box office success, grossing only $411 million worldwide on a budget which was rumoured to be well over $250 million (and that may not even include marketing costs). Those are still reasonably good numbers, but perhaps not the ones you'd hope for when it comes to guaranteeing a sequel. Well, it's happening, but at Universal - a studio desperate for new franchises - instead of Warner Bros. So, it that the only reason it's being made? "No, when we finished the first one, we said, 'Well, we could go here or there.'" director Guillermo del Toro revealed in a recent interview with Shock Till You Drop. "At some point, Thomas [Tull] and I met and we said, “You know what, it took such an effort to create the world, we would like to continue.” When Legendary moved, they moved with that property. Thomas took it with him, so it’s a fortunate coincidence of events but we started talking about it before they made the move." As for whether or not he believes Warner Bros. would have passed on a sequel, he replied: "I have no idea. That’s complete speculation." Talk then turned to whether we'll be visiting the Kaiju's world in the sequel, and while he refused to answer that, the filmmaker did drop a few intriguing hints about the direction of Pacific Rim 2. "You’re asking the right questions but not necessarily the way you think. If you think are we invading their world, we’re not, but we’re showing more of that world." Are you guys looking forward to the movie?
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