AceShowbiz - Guilermo Del Toro reveals that he has a big plan for his monster vs. robot franchise "Pacific Rim". Speaking to Collider to promote his newest film "The Book of Life", the director spills that "Pacific Rim 2" will lead into a third movie.
"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," he says.
"We got the first draft of the movie now," he gave update on the development, "and we are going to spend another 4-5 months on the screenplay before we start pre-production. We start pre-production next year in August-September and start shooting November-December next year."
The sequel is planned for April 7, 2017. Del Toro writes the script with Zak Penn ("Elektra", "X-Men: The Last Stand", "The Incredible Hulk"). Aside from a follow-up movie, an animated series based on Jaeger vs. Kaiju saga is also in the works.