Hungry for more epic robot vs monster battles after Pacific Rim? You might just be in luck, otaku fans! While Pacific Rim didn't smash any records in the US, its mega-successful opening in China means that Warner Brothers is now considering a sequel.
It set a record on the first day it opened in China by raking in a cool $9 million. Up until then, the film had only made $84 million in the rest of the world three weeks after opening. As of three days ago, Pacific Rim now has an astounding worldwide gross of $224 million.
Craveonline caught up with , who played scientist Dr. Newt Geiszler in the sci-fi flick. He shared what he knew so far about the sequel:
'I remember when I first met with him that he liked the idea of Newt becoming a bit of a villain in the second film,' Day said. 'But, I think over the course of making the film, and the way the character resonated with the audience, I don't think he would want to turn him into a villain now, but I really have no idea.'
Day put this in context: 'Guillermo is one of these guys that his mind is so active that he might have an idea about something and then it's a completely different idea five minutes later.'
Day also confessed he was hoping that Newt would get to pilot a jaeger in the sequel along with fellow scientist Gottlieb ().
'I'm hopeful that we get to drive a big punching robot,' Day said. 'I think traditionally in those comics, sometimes the science guys put together a cheap, dorky version of one of the robots so maybe we'll get to do something like that.'
However, Day's nothing if not realistic, conceding that nothing’s set in stone.
'I also don't know if it would ever get made. I think because there's no one in a cape it might hurt our chances of making another one. We'll see. Look, I would love to do it. Hopefully if it keeps performing this well overseas we’ll get to find out.'
Would you guys like a Pacific Rim sequel? And if so, would you be on board with the developments to Newt's character proposed behind the spoiler wall?