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Guillermo Del Toro says that Pacific Rim 2 is still on the way

09.17.2015

Yesterday news broke that Legendary Pictures had halted production on Guillermo Del Toro's sequel to PACIFIC RIM which brought up the worrying thought that the film may not even get made. Thankfully Guillermo Del Toro hasn't given up hope as he spoke with Entertainment Weekly to confirm that development on the sequel is still moving forward.

We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks, as far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.

While this isn't exactly a confirmation that we'll see PACIFIC RIM 2 in theaters, it is good to know that the project hasn't been completely shelved at this point; however Del Toro did confirm that the news of film's release date being pushed back from August 4, 2017 was correct, but he mentioned that he "may do another movie in the middle." Hopefully that one won't end up in this situation as well. Guillermo Del Toro isn't a stranger to delays and outright cancellations, but if he ever wins several lotteries, all those abandoned projects could very well come back to life.

I can tell you this, if I was a billionaire, I would definitely do Hellboy 3, Pacific Rim 2, and At the Mountains of Madness, and I would quickly become a millionaire.

Guillermo Del Toro's next, CRIMSON PEAK, opens in theaters on October 16, 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: Which of Guillermo Del Toro's unmade projects would you most like to see in theaters?
Source: EW

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8:49PM on 09/20/2015
How about no sequels and just bringing us At the Mountains of Madness already? Even if it bears similarities to Prometheus in concept, it would still be a hell of lot better.
How about no sequels and just bringing us At the Mountains of Madness already? Even if it bears similarities to Prometheus in concept, it would still be a hell of lot better.
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8:31AM on 09/18/2015
Gotta admit, the guy does what he loves, even if it doesn't please the masses.
I wonder if Del Toro would ever be interested in directing a Marvel movie. Doctor Strange perhaps....
Gotta admit, the guy does what he loves, even if it doesn't please the masses.
I wonder if Del Toro would ever be interested in directing a Marvel movie. Doctor Strange perhaps....
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8:09AM on 09/18/2015
Haha, I love his last quote. Glad he's got a sense of humour about everything.
Haha, I love his last quote. Glad he's got a sense of humour about everything.
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11:16PM on 09/17/2015
I understand that liking movies and directors is a question of personal taste, but in my opinion, Pacific Rim was awful, and I'm really tired of hearing about "the great" Guillemo Del Toro. In my opinion, he's the most overrated and overhyped director there is. I really didn't enjoy any of his movies (Pan's Labyrinth, his best reviewed movie, was ok at best in my opinion) and, at this point, I feel like he's just bullshitting his fans with all of his "projects" that never pan out. If it was up
I understand that liking movies and directors is a question of personal taste, but in my opinion, Pacific Rim was awful, and I'm really tired of hearing about "the great" Guillemo Del Toro. In my opinion, he's the most overrated and overhyped director there is. I really didn't enjoy any of his movies (Pan's Labyrinth, his best reviewed movie, was ok at best in my opinion) and, at this point, I feel like he's just bullshitting his fans with all of his "projects" that never pan out. If it was up to me, I'd prefer hearing more about other up-and-coming directors' projects instead of wasting space on Del Toro and his movies that never end up seeing the light of day.
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12:12AM on 09/18/2015
I agree with you, I think that there is such a thing as objective quality but liking something often just boils down to a matter of personal taste. I also agree in that I didn't think Pacific Rim was anything special at all. However, some of Del Toro's other work has been pretty phenomenal. Hellboy 2 is evidence that he is able to turn absolutely ridiculous premises (The spawn of Satan and a lovesick merman battle an evil elf prince and his evil robot army) into seriously fun and critically
I agree with you, I think that there is such a thing as objective quality but liking something often just boils down to a matter of personal taste. I also agree in that I didn't think Pacific Rim was anything special at all. However, some of Del Toro's other work has been pretty phenomenal. Hellboy 2 is evidence that he is able to turn absolutely ridiculous premises (The spawn of Satan and a lovesick merman battle an evil elf prince and his evil robot army) into seriously fun and critically acclaimed films, and (though we disagree on this one) I feel that Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone each deserve every bit of praise they get. There's actually a lot of 21st century films that I like better but if I'm trying my hardest to be objective, then I really feel that Pan's Labyrinth is one of the best so far. Whatever one's feelings though, I think most would agree that Pacific Rim 2 would not be a project that would use Del Toro's talents to their fullest.
12:58AM on 09/18/2015
I agree. I've never fully enjoyed a Del Toro movie. They're are better directors out there.
I agree. I've never fully enjoyed a Del Toro movie. They're are better directors out there.
10:47AM on 09/18/2015
Can't disagree more. I share his love of the horror/fantasy/sci-fi genres and he brings a style and flair to his films that I really enjoy. Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Mimic are are excellent. Pacific Rim was highly entertaining popcorn fare and a love letter to Godzilla/Kaiju fans. Crimson Peak looks great in the trailers I've seen so far. "Overrated and overhyped"? I'm sorry, I can't disagree more.
Can't disagree more. I share his love of the horror/fantasy/sci-fi genres and he brings a style and flair to his films that I really enjoy. Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Mimic are are excellent. Pacific Rim was highly entertaining popcorn fare and a love letter to Godzilla/Kaiju fans. Crimson Peak looks great in the trailers I've seen so far. "Overrated and overhyped"? I'm sorry, I can't disagree more.
10:44PM on 09/17/2015
Like most say, I'll believe it when I see it.
Like most say, I'll believe it when I see it.
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10:36PM on 09/17/2015
Trying to make this sequel just seems like too much trouble at this point. I would rather see him just let go of this sequel and focus on doing another sequel aka Hellboy 3.
Trying to make this sequel just seems like too much trouble at this point. I would rather see him just let go of this sequel and focus on doing another sequel aka Hellboy 3.
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