When the words are coming out directly from Guillermo del Toro, then it officially means it’s on. Pacific Rim 2 has been announced by the Mexicanwith a release date slated for April 7, 2017. Besides a sequel, Guillermo also mentioned in the clip above that he will be working on a new Pacific Rim animated series with screenwriter Zak Penn (The Avengers) and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) that will most likely help tie the gap between the first film and the sequel.
Apparently, the animated series is said to be a story that will follow Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori after the events of the first film, Guillermo revealed in an interview.
Some people were wondering if we were going to do the prequel. I was never interested in doing that first wave of invasion. I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.
Guillermo will be promoting his TV series, The Strain, in the next two months, so expect to hear a lot more about Pacific Rim 2 around that time.
We’ll make sure to keep you guys updated on.