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Guillermo Del Toro says a Pacific Rim sequel would further explore the Kaiju aliens

05.28.2013

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Sometimes when I hear about a director or a studio talking about making a sequel to a film that hasn't even been released yet I want to tell them to slow the hell down. Not every film needs to be franchised and every movie doesn't need to have a sequel, regardless of how profitable it may be. A sequel to PACIFIC RIM though? Yeah, I could probably get behind that.

EW spoke to director Guillermo Del Toro recently about his upcoming film and the director shared that after screening the film for the first time, Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull told Del Toro to start working on a sequel.

He said, ‘Do you think you can come up with a great idea?’ ” del Toro remembers. “I said, ‘F—, yeah!’ ! Because on the way to the finished screenplay, there were entire angles and ideas that we chopped off because they were too much."

PACIFIC RIM shares some similarities with the GODZILLA franchise but in the interview Del Toro says he doesn't want to follow how that series did their sequels, meaning he doesn't want to just introduce new monsters and call it a day. Instead Del Toro wants to focus on the Kaiju race itself:

"They’re a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next,” says del Toro. “The idea [with the sequel] is to explore a little bit of that. I won’t spoil it, but I don’t think we’ll repeat a single beat from the first movie."

Unfortunately Guillermo Del Toro says that if a sequel was to happen it won't be in theaters anytime soon:

"It will take us a while to develop,” del Toro says. “I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and It’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script.” 

So we're looking at what...2016 at the absolute earliest? Del Toro sometimes gets a little too excited about a project that isn't 100% confirmed, which means a lot of disappointed fanboys. However there's a very good chance a sequel will get made for PACIFIC RIM even though Del Toro has quite a bit on his plate already. If the film makes a ton of money though I guarantee you Legendary and Warner Bros. will offer Del Toro the moon (or a mountain perhaps?) to get a sequel made.

PACIFIC RIM is in theaters July 12th, 2013.

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Source: EW

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12:28PM on 05/31/2013

Awesome but what about...

...HELLBOY 3?! I agree with not talking about sequels before a movie is released, but I alos agree with the fact I am so pumped for this movie that, fuck yes get on a sequel right away! Still I want to see Hellboy 3 really bad as well.
...HELLBOY 3?! I agree with not talking about sequels before a movie is released, but I alos agree with the fact I am so pumped for this movie that, fuck yes get on a sequel right away! Still I want to see Hellboy 3 really bad as well.
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12:26PM on 05/31/2013

Awesome but what about...

...HELLBOY 3?! I agree with not talking about sequels before a movie is released, but I alos agree with the fact I am so pumped for this movie that, fuck yes get on a sequel right away! Still I want to see Hellboy 3 really bad as well.
...HELLBOY 3?! I agree with not talking about sequels before a movie is released, but I alos agree with the fact I am so pumped for this movie that, fuck yes get on a sequel right away! Still I want to see Hellboy 3 really bad as well.
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5:45PM on 05/28/2013

Sounds sooo sick...

To me. And good I hate when they rush films.
To me. And good I hate when they rush films.
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3:09PM on 05/28/2013
Stop! Just Stop! I have faith in Del Toro, but look at Eragon, The Golden Compass, Prince of Persia, John Carter, The Last Airbender - all the studios considered making sequels to each and every one of them before they even premiered the "first one". Look what happened!
Stop! Just Stop! I have faith in Del Toro, but look at Eragon, The Golden Compass, Prince of Persia, John Carter, The Last Airbender - all the studios considered making sequels to each and every one of them before they even premiered the "first one". Look what happened!
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3:13PM on 05/28/2013
It's not that all of these movies were bad (Prince of Persia and John Carter were enjoyable) but they failed at the box office, or were generally disliked (like The Last Airbender). If Pacific Rim is good and succesfull, THEN consider making a sequel.
It's not that all of these movies were bad (Prince of Persia and John Carter were enjoyable) but they failed at the box office, or were generally disliked (like The Last Airbender). If Pacific Rim is good and succesfull, THEN consider making a sequel.
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1:53PM on 05/28/2013
This should be good news but let first see if the first one is good. Also I want my Justice Leauge Dark film!!
This should be good news but let first see if the first one is good. Also I want my Justice Leauge Dark film!!
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12:26PM on 05/28/2013
This is all great, but he needs to make Hellboy 3 and complete the trilogy. Out of all of the future projects he has lined up, I want him to make one more Hellboy the most.
This is all great, but he needs to make Hellboy 3 and complete the trilogy. Out of all of the future projects he has lined up, I want him to make one more Hellboy the most.
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11:28AM on 05/28/2013
"They’re a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next,”

A little like Black Friday then!
"They’re a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next,”

A little like Black Friday then!
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10:44AM on 05/28/2013

At the Mountains of Madness

is like kryptonite to this guy. I don't get it. I just don't see how this story is not getting made in to a film. Del Toro, how about taking some of that sequel production money and put it towards getting 'Mountains made? I know he wants the scope of his vision to translate to film and is expensive, BUT GIVE ME A BREAK AND MAKE THIS FILM ALREADY! It's not often you get James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Ron Pearlman, and a guy like Del Toro together on a film.......clock is ticking on that closing
is like kryptonite to this guy. I don't get it. I just don't see how this story is not getting made in to a film. Del Toro, how about taking some of that sequel production money and put it towards getting 'Mountains made? I know he wants the scope of his vision to translate to film and is expensive, BUT GIVE ME A BREAK AND MAKE THIS FILM ALREADY! It's not often you get James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Ron Pearlman, and a guy like Del Toro together on a film.......clock is ticking on that closing window. Easier said than done, I know. But it's frustrating when Studios put their money in to mediocre films that barely break even after release. (Battleship comes to mind)
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12:28PM on 05/31/2013
I haven't heard of this At the Mountains of Madness, but as passionate as you seem about it, and all the people involved, yeah that needs to get done as well.
I haven't heard of this At the Mountains of Madness, but as passionate as you seem about it, and all the people involved, yeah that needs to get done as well.
10:28AM on 05/28/2013
I just finished At The Mountains of Madness. It's a short read and leaves you wanting more, and if Del Toro delved into the Elder Ones like he is thinking about the Kaiju, that would be much more interesting in my opinion.
I just finished At The Mountains of Madness. It's a short read and leaves you wanting more, and if Del Toro delved into the Elder Ones like he is thinking about the Kaiju, that would be much more interesting in my opinion.
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10:26AM on 05/28/2013
Having not seen Pacific Rim yet, I'll hold out my desires for another film in the series until I get to view this one. However, I'd still like GdT to finish the Hellboy trilogy and do the Justice League Dark film before a follow-up to this film.
Having not seen Pacific Rim yet, I'll hold out my desires for another film in the series until I get to view this one. However, I'd still like GdT to finish the Hellboy trilogy and do the Justice League Dark film before a follow-up to this film.
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8:36AM on 05/28/2013

Monster

Monster was an awesome anime/manga. I think Del Toro is trying to develop it as a TV series which would work better than as a film.
Monster was an awesome anime/manga. I think Del Toro is trying to develop it as a TV series which would work better than as a film.
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