Pacific Rim 2 Release Date: In this day and age, Superhero and Sci-fi films are instant hits in the Hollywood scene. Almost any films from those genres already have its sequels planned, and Pacific Rim, also a box-office hit, is now confirmed to have a sequel!
Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull said earlier this year that he considers Pacific Rim a financial success, especially considering the fact that it was an original IP. There were further good signs this summer when del Toro revealed that he was working with Zak Penn on writing a sequel, and now Universal has officially announced that Pacific Rim 2 will arrive in 3D and IMAX theaters on April 7th, 2017.
“The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
The co-writer and director didn’t give away any further details about the plot of Pacific Rim 2 in his video announcement but he did sound very pleased by the deal, saying, “We’re all very happy to be bringing you more Kaijus and more Jaegers kicking each other’s butt.”
According to Cyberland, del Toro said in an interview after the release of the first film that if given a chance, he would like to explore the Kaiju’s origin, their realm, and a possibility of a hybrid Jaeger and Kaiju robot. What do you think readers? Does a Gypsy Danger and Kaiju hybrid sound like an awesome idea? Sound off in the comments section below!