Guillermo del Toro has been talking to Collider about what we can expect from Pacific Rim 2, revealing a little about the film’s timeline, and confirming the returns of Charlie Day and Burn Gorman.
“It’s a few years after the first one,” says del Toro. “It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”
Del Toro went on to confirm that there would be more science in the second film, leading him on to the decision to restore Day and Gorman to the cast…
“I think that two of our main characters, like in the first one, are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing, along with Hannibal Chau, so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them.”
“I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of robots, I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”
We’ll find out who else has made the cut to return when the film opens in the UK and US on 7 April 2017.