Last we heard about a potential sequel to Pacific Rim was that Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham were writing the script.
Now Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment gives an update on Pacific Rim 2 and says they are open to it and need to sit down with del Toro.
We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie, if you look it up, did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek- so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well. It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.
Pacific Rim came out last Summer and for the most part was received favorably by audiences. It netted about $411 million worldwide on a $190 million budget.