Pacific Rim was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, but it’s somehow been unable to heat up the box office in any way that might obviously lend itself to sequel speculation. But with the release of Pac-Rim still imminent in huge markets like China and Japan, which could result in Pacific Rim adding significantly to its box office coffers, it would not be entirely realistic for the powers that be to be thinking about possibilities for part 2.
Well good news, Guillermo del Toro is way ahead of you.
MTV got the chance to talk to del Toro recently, and the director says that Travis Beacham is already on the case in terms of penning the screenplay, and he’s got some interesting items for the writer to put on the page. Let’s go to the video tape:
If you’re sadly not-American, and thus are unable to view the above video (seriously, what happened to the World Wide Web?), here’s what del Toro said in point form:
The possibility of Kaiju/Jaeger hybrids?
I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.
How is their going to be a hybrid, and who will it fight for?
Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there.
Don’t just expect the robots and the monsters to evolve…
We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.
What do you Bastards think? Does this make you excited for another Pac-Rim, or was one enough?