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Guillermo del Toro Spills a Few Beans on PACIFIC RIM 2

I generally don’t write movie news pieces anymore. I used to do them every day (RIP, Cinematical) but these days I try to focus mainly on film reviews and super-nerdy articles that appeal to maybe 12% of the normal movie-watching population. (OK, maybe 16%.)

But when it comes to Guillermo del Toro, I’m kind of a pushover. I love this man. Plus the guy is offering some sequel info in his own words, which somehow feels a lot cooler than simply reading another icy press release. Additional plus: Pacific Rim is a whole lot of fun, and I’m sincerely psyched up to see where Billy the Bull and his collaborators will be heading for Pacific Rim 2.

The older news? Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi are coming back for seconds. We knew that. The new news? So are the very amusing and super nerdy scientists played by Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. (No word yet on if Ron Perlman will reprise his role as Hannibal Chau, but I’m betting the man will be back as well.) So that’s four central character returning, but what about the plot?

Del Toro says Part 2 will pick up several years after Pacific Rim, and at least partially deals with “what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat.” That’s it? No more plot information?

Well, sure. But just a little. The movie’s not due until 2017, after all.

Check out the GDT interview over at Collider for the rest of the goods. Meanwhile I may go watch Pacific Rim for the fifth time.

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  1. I heard a rumor that Charlie Day still is mentally linked with the Kaiju and becomes the villain in the sequel. I just want more monster v. robots fight scenes. And I can’t believe the people in the film turning Jaeger technology into robot fight club. I’d expect the military to take over to prep for the next invasion.

  2. nicholas says:

    Robot vs robot is the only logical progression.

  3. Jeff says:

    The two scientists in this movie were ridiculous. I mean really? !?! The machine he builds to be able to drift Wirth the kaiju has an old bellows on it?!?!!! Loved the movie but THAT bit was stooooopid!!!!!!!

  4. Seantalamew says:

    I want Hellboy 3 more, but Pacific Rim 2 will be good

  5. Sevenpenny says:

    I am confused about Hannibal Chau…. unless the next flick is a prequel or a dream sequence in a sequel… that character was eaten in the movie.

  6. Grandy says:


  7. Josh says:

    “what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat.”

    Giant robot boxing!

  8. BobDobolina says:

    Wasn’t Hannibal Chau killed really dead?