Guillermo Del Toro Announces A PACIFIC RIM Sequel And Animated Series

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Pacific Rim bannerHere is some exciting and unexpected news that is breaking right now- director Guillermo del Toro has announced that Pacific Rim will indeed be getting a sequel and even an animated series. Fans had been hoping that the big robots-fighting-monsters smash-em-up would get a sequel, but a lukewarm reception from critics and only a decent showing at the box office made it seem unlikely. But now it seems all our geeky prayers have been answered, and the global box office numbers are better than expected.

The director posted a very special video message on the Legendary YouTube page announcing that an animated series for the film, a new comic book following the prequel graphic novel Year Zero, and the actual second film itself will happen between now and April 7, 2017. It’s probably a safe bet that the animated series will serve as a bridge between the first and second movies with the new graphic novel adding a little more material regarding what happens with the Jagers and Kaiju. That means we’ll see big Jagers hitting even bigger Kaijus in only two years time! Del Toro has a very busy schedule with his new horror movie and the long-gestating Justice League Dark film, but hopefully this doesn’t become yet another project he has to put on the back burner for years and years. He has seemed very excited about the story ideas fort he sequel, so he could be extra motivated to get this one done a little faster than it normally takes him. You can see the announcement below and you can keep it tuned her to CBT for all the latest on Pacific Rim 2. What do you think about the sequel getting an official green light?


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