‘Pacific Rim 2’ Confirmed for April 7, 2017, Release

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Guillermo del Toro has committed to making a sequel to “Pacific Rim” with Universal  scheduling the release on April 7, 2017.

Zak Penn will write the script with del Toro. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni once again produce alongside del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene.  Jillian Share will exec produce.

“Pacific Rim 2,” which will be released in 3D and Imax, is the first title to land on the April 7, 2017, date.

“Pacific Rim” was directed by del Toro and starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. Thurday’s announcement did not indicate whether the actors will reprise their roles in the sequel.

“Pacific Rim” was set in the 2020s with the Earth using giant “Jaegers” piloted by humans to battle Kaijus — monsters from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

The film, which had a price tag of $190 million, was released last July through Warner Bros. and took in only $101 million in the United States. It performed decently at the international box office with $310 million, led by $114 million in China.

Legendary and Warners ended their co-financing co-producing deal at the end of last year with Legendary signing a long-term pact with Universal.

Del Toro told BuzzFeed on Thursday that original screenwriter Travis Beacham would also be working on the new script.

“The characters I love will return,” del Toro told BuzzFeed. “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.”

In a taped message to fans, del Toro said he has started work on the “Pacific Rim” sequel as he finishes post-production on “Crimson Peak,” which Universal opens on Oct. 16, 2015.

“We are happy to be bringing you more Jaegers, more Kaijus, kicking each other’s butts,” he added.



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  1. conor childers says:

    What about tindo

  2. Jada Jones says:

    2 MORE YEARS?!?!!?!?!?
    I got to wait till 2017…..
    fine… fine
    just as long as its as BADASS as last time!

  3. ben olding says:

    Del Toro you are killing me. 3 years?! That is too long. I’ll be 3 more years older…. smh… 1 year would be all you need.

  4. Ayden says:

    I actually loved that movie to death and have it downloaded on my itunes. I guess I’m a Mecha junky when it comes to things like that. I adore Japanese stuff and for them to take it to Hong Kong was pretty amazing as well. I just hope the 2nd one can top the first one.

  5. Burt says:

    If you thought Pacific Rim sucked, check your pulse. You might be dead. At the very least try watching it at night on a big screen in HD with headphones on. A big part of the movie’s punch is in its sound.

    • JAC says:

      I loved that movie. Great fun and giant robots done right. I agree that people should check their pulse if they hated it.

  6. Eric Vera says:

    Man! I want to be in the sequel! as an extra if you don’t mind! haha! please! make my dream come true!

  7. therealeverton says:

    First film was brilliant entertainment, as good as “popcorn” films get and a fitting tribute to both the Kaiju and Mech films and Anime of Japan. Cannot wait and pleased to find out the original film makers are back. This will be even better.

  8. JD says:

    The first one was crap. Of the three main action battle scenes, the first one was alright, the 2nd one was much better while the third one was boring. In between these 3 action scenes, we had bland characters talking terrible dialouge. Thus I’m not looking forward to this.

    • Jada Jones says:

      what is wrong with you?!?!?!?!?!
      this movie is the best movie of the century!!!!!!!!
      just wait… you will fall in love witht th new one coming out…

  9. JohnS says:


    Evangelion version 2 part 2………….Your Jaegers Can (Not) Advance.

  10. Hopefully Kikuchi will learn English by then :P

  11. kenchun24 says:

    Sweet… everything Anti-Bayformers on the eve of it’s latest assault to cineplexes this weekend (and it’s consensus crap reviews 15% on RT right now lower than ROTF’s 17%) with this PR2 announcement! Plus they even wised up with a spring release, since anything that is not a Sandler Poop Fest or Bayformer Crap fest, or a Disney, Marvel sequel prequel reboot fare is apparently a death sentence in the modern summer time competitive line-up. Like my fave of the 2014 summer popcorn fare in Edge Of Tomorrow.

    Now, just support this flick this time so-called fans of the daikaiju/giant mecha genre.

  12. ronen says:

    where is hellboy 3 del toro!!??

  13. Not again says:

    Just anther Transformers clone. We already have plenty of giant robots, thank you very much.

    • Casey Moore says:

      your a moron if you think Pacific Rim copies Transformers

    • Except this was nothing like Transformers.

      • Exactly…it’s the Anti-Bayformer homage to giant mecha/daikaiju Japanese flicks & anime from the ’60s to the ’80s. Earnest Heroes, strong female character that isn’t simply a prop for sunset lit scantily clad up skirt shots, family friendly, non-vulgar crass and stereotype of humor where the whole of humanity is a part of fighting alien baddies, not just Bayhem’s version of ‘Murica.

  14. Jane says:

    This is great news! Bring back Idris Elba also!

  15. Ken says:


  16. Matt says:

    Right on! I thought the first one was great!

  17. Zenxen says:


    • ZillaMan says:

      Three reasons this is great news 1)it’s not all about blowing things up. 2)the charterers are smart and likable and are portrayed by great actors. 3) It’s has a man who knows how to make a great movie with a story that is not shit unlike the god offel transformers movies by shit Bay who makes movies for brain dead kids!!!!!

  18. Michael says:

    Jesus. Why??

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