‘PACIFIC Rim 2’ will be a “different adventure” to the first movie.
Director Guillermo del Toro has confirmed Charlie Day and Burn Gorman – who portrayed squabbling scientists Geiszler and Gottleib – will be returning for the sequel but they won’t be battling the same Kaiju enemy again.
The filmmaker said, “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.
“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.”
The sequel is set some time after the 2013 blockbuster and the filmmaker has promised “quite a jump” between the two.
He added in an interview with 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.”
‘Pacific Rim 2’ is scheduled for release on April 7, 2017. – BANG!