The studio has pushed back the official start of its new monster universe from June 2016 to March 2017, while also shifting “Pacific Rim 2″ and “Warcraft.”
The director not only has plans for Pacific Rim 2, but also a story that continues into a third film.
As the vibrant Mexican-themed animated tale arrives in theaters, SPINOFF checks in with the busy filmmaker about projects ranging from Crimson Peak to Justice League Dark to Hellboy 3.
The filmmaker assures that he’s still working on the Warner Bros. project, which will feature such characters as John Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna, the Demon and Swamp Thing.
“I really want to explore things that are complementary to the things that I want to explore in the second movie,” says del Toro.
The Crimson Peak filmmaker describes this upcoming “black and white” project as “really, really bizarre.”
The Pacific Rim 2 filmmaker teases some of the changes fans can anticipate going into the sequel.
Pacific Rim appears to have blossomed into a full-fledged franchise, with a sequel scheduled for 2017, plus an animated series and comics in development.
The filmmaker reveals he’s collaborating with Zak Penn on Pacific Rim 2, even though the sequel hasn’t been given a greenlight.
Guillermo del Toro reiterates that he and Travis Beacham are working on the Pacific Rim 2script, though the director admits green lighting the film comes from “above my pay rate.”
Guillermo Del Toro’s monsters-versus-robots epic Pacific Rim debuted huge this week in China, greatly improving sequel prospects for a film that under-performed in the domestic market.
“We want to take however long it takes to really find out the idea and try to bridge something that really makes the mythology roll,” Guillermo del Toro says of the planned sequel to Pacific Rim.