Guillermo del Toro made the announcement that Legendary Pictures has given the project the green light, which has an expected release date of April 7th, 2017. He said in June that he had been working on a script alongside Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), while original screenwriter Travis Beacham will be contributing to the expansion of the Pacific Rim franchise.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, del Toro said, “The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”
Catch Guillermo del Toro’s announcement video below where he announces an animated series set in the Pacific Rim world along with the sequel. Reset the clock!