Pacific Rim 2 Will Be Set Years After Original; Charlie Day And Burn Gorman To Return


For a sequel that’s not set to launch in multiplexes for another two-and-a-half years, talk surrounding Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 continues to stir up intrigue. Despite the success of the first outing, it took a while for Legendary to greenlight the follow-up. As soon as that deadbolt sailed home, though, the blogosphere went berserk.

In every interview the director has given since, he’ll always slip in a little tidbit about the sequel. Is it to keep fans in the loop, or drive them crackers with anticipation? It doesn’t really matter, especially as today, Collider has dropped a bunch of new information about the film’s storyline.

From what we already know, the sequel is slated to pick up after an unknown amount of time has passed following the events of Pacific Rim. With an animated series in the pipeline that’s said to bridge the gap between the two pics, it’s no surprise that that chunk may be considerable:

“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.”