It's learned that the script for Pacific Rim 2 has been underway for months in secret from Guillermo del Toro, and that a new writer comes onboard with Zak Penn, who worked on the likes of The Avengers, Incredible Hulk and X-Men movies.
Previously, Guillermo del Toro confirmed he would be working on Pacific Rim 2, and most recently Legendary CEO Thomas Tull stated they were in talks, but it wasn't anything official.
With news that Guillermo del Toro told Buzzfeed that he has been working on the script for Pacific Rim 2, we now know that something concrete is at least in the works.
"I’m working very, very hard with Zak Penn,” Guillermo del Toro said. “We’ve been working for a few months now in secret. We found a way to twist it around. Travis Beacham [co-writer of the first film] was involved in the storyline and now I’m writing with Zak because Travis has become a TV mogul."
Guillermo del Toro does note Pacific Rim 2 hasn't been officially greenlit.
"I don’t have the money, but I’m proceeding like it is happening,” he said.
Previously mentioned possible details for Pacific Rim 2 stated it could feature a Jaeger/Kaiju Hybrid. Guillermo del Toro offers he doesn't plan on a prequel, but for the second says he plans on something special.
“I’m going for very new, very crazy ideas on the second one, which are very different from the first one — but you will get really great spectacle.”