Last month we got the news that Guillermo del Toro would be bringing us a sequel to PACIFIC RIM (as well as an animated series) and now the director has shared that we may be seeing more of the Kaiju's homeworld in the next film.
While promoting his new FX series "The Strain", Guillermo Del Toro had a conversation with our brothers-in-blood over at Shock Till You Drop about PACIFIC RIM 2. Del Toro was asked if the only reason PACIFIC RIM 2 is happening is because Legendary moved to Universal and the director replied:
No, when we finished the first one, we said, “Well, we could go here or there.” At some point, Thomas [Tull] and I met and we said, “You know what, it took such an effort to create the world, we would like to continue.” When Legendary moved, they moved with that property. Thomas took it with him, so it’s a fortunate coincidence of events but we started talking about it before they made the move.
Guillermo Del Toro also said he has "no idea" if Warner Bros. would have passed on the sequel. While the film might not have performed as well as expected domestically, it certainly pulled in big bank internationally and would have been considered at hit for Warner.
Del Toro was also asked if we'll be seeing more of the kaiju's homeworld in PACIFIC RIM 2, and the director joked "I will not answer that. I take the fifth," but went on to share:
You’re asking the right questions but not necessarily the way you think. If you think are we invading their world, we’re not, but we’re showing more of that world.
While he didn't elaborate on what 'showing more of that world' means, we can speculate that we may see more drifting involving kaiju brains or even follow one of the Kaiju into their world. We'll see in a couple of years as PACIFIC RIM 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 7, 2017.