Details About Pacific Rim 3

October 17, 2014

Guillermo del Toro

You can’t fault Guillermo del Toro’s forward planning. We’ve not even had “Pacific Rim 2,” yet the beloved Mexican director is already gushing over details for “Pacific Rim 3.” And from his recent comments, it’s quite clear that he has big plans for the franchise.

While talking to Collider to promote “The Book Of Life,” which he worked on as producer, del Toro revealed that he has huge plans for the ambitious “Pacific Rim” franchise.

Not only is he and his team currently hard at work on “Pacific Rim 2,” but they have written it with a third film in mind.

The filmmaker also confirmed that it will mix things up a bit, and that some characters from the 2013 blockbuster won’t return.

Said the director, “Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don’t, because we have decided that we’re going to shoot ambitiously and say ‘Let’s hope we have three movies, so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one.”

We like the indication that Charlie Hunnam’s dull as dishwater lead character, Raleigh Becket, may be dispensed with – but maybe that world is worth exploring much further. Especially since the original film’s domestic gross was a disappointing $101.8 million from a $190 million budget.

In fact, the only reason that it has actually been given a follow-up was its hugely impressive international gross, which saw it amass just under $310 million overseas.

Still, when you’re beaten by “Grown Ups 2” in your first week of release, maybe it’s best not to start planning out a franchise that will extend years into the future. We just don’t want to see Guillermo del Toro disappointed.