Movie News: PACIFIC RIM Sequel, Animated Series & Further Books Confirmed

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 27 June 2014

Movie News

Remember the recent news that Guillermo del Toro was already working on a script for PACIFIC RIM 2? Well now comes word of a release date for the sequel, plus an animated series and some further prequel graphic novels.

The writer/director released a video to confirm the news:

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Additionally, speaking to BuzzFeed, del Toro also revealed, “The characters I love will return. 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.”

Despite costing $190 million and doing poorly in the US, PACIFIC RIM did strong numbers internationally and on home release, taking its worldwide figures to $411 million. Whilst a sequel was a possibility, this is the first we’ve heard of an animated series. As for the graphic novels, they will be a continuation of the PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO work.

To be released by Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios, PACIFIC RIM 2 has been set for a 7th April, 2017 release.

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0 #1 Mara 2014-06-27 18:35
Yes! I loved the Kaiju. I've no idea why so many people hated it. It's got all I like, sci-fi, action, huge monsters, great battles and giant robots, good performances and a good,simple plot. What else is there?
Can't wait till 2017! Hurry up Guillermo!!!
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