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Guillermo Del Toro Announces Pacific Rim Sequel Release Date
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27 June 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Legendary/Buzzfeed

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Earlier this month, word broke that Zak Penn was joining forces with Guillermo del Toro to work on developing the script for Pacific Rim 2 and bring more Jaeger vs. Kaiju action to our screens. Often such reports don’t end up going anywhere other than limbo, but Legendary has just announced the new Rim film will arrive on April 7, 2017. 

Speaking in a video statement, del Toro says that fans will be kept entertained by the continuing comic book series and an animated show that will follow the adventures of the monster-punching team. The enthusiastic director also mentions that original writer Travis Beacham will also be involved, presumably squeezing in time to help out between developing his various TV projects.

“The characters I love will return,” del Toro tells BuzzFeed in a new statement. “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.”

No deals have been set with the cast yet, but given that the release date is still three years away, there is at least time to figure everything out. And it’s not like Guillermo won’t be busy – he’s editing horror movie Crimson Peak, which is scheduled to land here on October 15 next year.


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It's about darn time...
I don't understand all the wank against Pacfific Rim. It wasn't Masterpiece Theater, just a ripping good summer movie. Can't wait to see Gipsydanger2.0. More

Posted by coyoteone at 17:02 on 04 July 2014 | Report This Post

What?
Really? Pacific Rim was mediocore at best.... and I really like Guillermo del Toro movies normally. More

Posted by Jimmyduudah at 23:19 on 29 June 2014 | Report This Post

First one had flaws, but
Pacific Rim seems a lot better after seeing that boring a*s Godzilla movie! Bring on a sequel, they deserve to make it. More

Posted by petethejakey at 14:41 on 29 June 2014 | Report This Post

2017 for Pacific Rim 2?
A bit long, but I can wait More

Posted by Darren47 at 16:41 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post

oh god yes
We just can't get enough of Del Toro's magic. btw that 5 star review of The Desolation Of Smaug next to the article is hurting my eyes and it's not 'cause I need to sleep More

Posted by JesusHas2Comment at 11:54 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post

This is cool
Really enjoyed the first one despite the 2D characters. More

Posted by mrjingles75 at 11:40 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post

Great news!
I'm looking forward to it. More

Posted by Medion at 10:02 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post

Sweet
I love GDT, he is like a little 12 year old geek trapped in a big hairy Mexican fat suit. More

Posted by Dave25 at 09:37 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post

F*ck Yeah!
Take us into space! That way we can have a Space Admiral with a huge white beard like in (insert title of favourite space anime here). Love Pacific Rim, really looking forward to some more. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:06 on 27 June 2014 | Report This Post


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