Charlie Hunnam Confirms Pacific Rim 2
It definitely sounds like Charlie Hunnam will be back for Pacific Rim 2, which starts filming this Fall for its August 4, 2017 release.
EW.com caught up with Hunnam on the set of his latest movie, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie Knights Of The RoundTable, where Hunnam spoke about some of the problems with the first movie and offered he hopes "we" fix them with the second, with the article also noting "Hunnam is excited to take another crack at [Pacific Rim]."
“I hope that we are able to remedy that a little bit going into the second,” he said. “Not to say I wasn’t proud of the film. I really liked it, and I felt like it delivered exactly what it was supposed to. But I do feel like we could have maybe plumbed the depths of the character and the storytelling a little bit more.”
Regarding Hunnam's concerns, he mentioned it was difficult to find a balance between developing the character of the Jaeger pilots with the attention the mechs and kaiju received.
“I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit,” Hunnam said. “Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling.”
Guillermo del Toro will be returning for Pacific Rim 2 as well and previously offered the sequel takes place a few years after the first one.
"It’s not an immediate follow-up," Del Toro said. "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."