When Hollywood executives are convinced, they’re convinced! The insiders of the upcoming Pacific Rim is so confident that the film would be a hit, they have already greenlit a sequel.
The sci-fi adventure doesn’t hit theaters until next July, and the second film is already in the works? That sounds as though the movie is destined to be a summer blockbuster. Legendary Pictures must be super exciting about what they’re producing on set and decided to push the second film.
According to sources, Guillermo del Toro has mentioned that he’s thinking of ideas for what he might do with the sequel; but also stated that he wants to work on another film in between the two Pacific Rim flicks, if he does return to direct part 2.
“We certainly started tossing ideas for possibilities of a sequel and Travis Beacham and I are writing a proposal of ideas,” said Del Toro, “but at the same time I know I don’t want to do that next. I want to do something else, I want to do something in a different genre that’s not so big.”
Pacific Rim, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Iris Elba, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman, is slated to hit theaters on July 12, 2013.