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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, fan favorite director Guillermo del Toro talks about developing a sequel to his next film, the highly anticipated Pacific Rim. He says that Legendary CEO Thomas Tull asked him to write a follow-up immediately after the first screening of the giant monsters vs. giant robots epic, and that “entire angles and ideas” that were cut from the first movie’s script may be included in the sequel. Del Toro also discusses where he would take another Pacific Rim film, saying that it will likely explore the Kaiju monsters further and their “antiverse”. “[With the old Godzilla movies] it was Godzilla versus so-and-so, and that was all you needed to know It was like a wrestling match. They [Kaiju] are a race of blind consumers grabbing planets, consuming them, and moving to the next. The idea [with the sequel] is to explore a little bit of that. I won’t spoil it, but I don’t think we’ll repeat a single beat from the first movie.” While Del Toro is co-writing the sequel with Travis Beachman, he isn’t guaranteed to return to the director’s chair. “It will take us a while to develop. I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and It’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script.” In other Pacific Rim news, the official Facebook page posted the following television spot that includes even more awesome footage from the film.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. The film is set to hit theaters July 12th.