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Details On Pacific Rim 2 Plot & Returning Characters



Guillermo del Toro offers some new details about the sequel to Pacific Rim.

First, Guillermo Del Toro offers the time frame Pacific Rim 2 takes places compared to the first one, and also a bit about the plot and story details (via Collider).

“It’s a few years after the first one.  It’s not an immediate follow-up.  It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat.  It’s quite a jump.”

Next, the director offers Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler) and Burn Gorman (Gottlieb) will be back for the sequel.

Yes.  It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie.  They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them.  I love writing for Charlie and Burn.  I mean, [Burn's] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him.  You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think.  It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.

Pacific Rim 2 has an April 7, 2017 release, with an animated series and graphic novel also planned.