Writer/director Guillermo del Toro dropped some news about story details and returning cast members for the second Pacific Rim movie, Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018) in movie theaters on February 23, 2018, and a little news about the Pacific Rim animation. He stated that he does not want to declare anything about the film that he is not directing, now directed by Steven S. DeKnight, but a lot of the cast is returning. Read on below for the exact interview and a link below to read the full interview.
On returning cast members:
As a producer I learned not to declare anything about a movie I’m not directing. I can tell you this--a lot of the cast from the first movie is coming back. I leave those communications to Steven DeKnight. He’s not only a director, but he’s actually a guy I respect and admire and it’s his movie.
On expanding the universe with this sequel and the animated series:
If and when the animated series happens, we are mixing them. In fact the sequel takes some ideas that we created for the animated series originally. I think we need to let the live-action lead. When we went with Steven we showed him everything we were developing and he said, ‘I like this from this universe, I like this from this element, I want to bring them into the movie.’ It’s easy to expand cause you have not only the Jaeger-human universe and the Kaiju-alien universe, but (also) the fact that you are now able to play in a very history-filled universe. We started the war with the Kaiju, we won the war with the Kaiju and now it’s a postwar of those two universes.
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Synopsis: Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.
Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Producers: John Boyega, Angarag Davaasuren, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull
Musicians: John Paesano
Editors: Zach Staenberg
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