It remains to be seen if the world will get to see a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-vs.-mechs mash-up Pacific Rim. The film is still holding its own at the box office, but it hasn’t opened quite as well as Warner Bros. had hoped (the film is doing better overseas, at least).
While the future of the franchise is still up in the air, that hasn’t deterred GdT and writer Travis Beachem from planning out the next phase in the man-vs.-Kaiju war. And after reading all the things the duo has in mind for a sequel, I’m really hoping they get to make one.
The director recently chatted with MTV, and he revealed some of the things that are going to be part of the next installment – including the biggest reveal of all: there will be a Kaiju/Jaeger hybrid!
GdT explains a bit about how this might come to pass in the quote and video below – and it’s slightly SPOILERISH, so you might want to stop here if you haven’t seen the film yet.
If you’re still here, the following is del Toro’s hint about how it all might work.
"I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.
Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there. We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something."
That all sounds really cool – but what do you guys think? Are you on board for more Pacific Rim? Does a Kaiju-Jaeger hybrid sound as awesome to you as it does to me? Let us know what you think below.
[via Geek Tyrant]