Pacific Rim 2 Story Update

November 26, 2014


Guillermo del Toro seems really determined about “Pacific Rim 2” making it to the theaters. He already worked out the general direction of the franchise, and now he has something to say about that.

In an interview with Collider, del Toro explained that the sequel will take place a few years after the events in “Pacific Rim.”

He decided to reduce the threat of Kaiju and maybe even change the purpose of the Jaeger technology.

Said the director: “It’s a few years after the first one. It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”

The Mexican director also revealed that there will be some big changes in the acting line-up. Apparently, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman’s characters are the only ones still involved in the story.

Del Toro said: “Yes. It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them.”

Perhaps the sequel to “Pacific Rim” will have a slower pace than its predecessor. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as we know that del Toro can work his magic with almost any kind of movie.