Still buzzing from the Pacific Rim 2 announcement? Guillermo del Toro has some more info for you...
Guillermo del Toro has been chatting about the world of Pacific Rim. With the recent announcement that Pacific Rim 2 is actually happening, it sounds like the director is building much more than just a sequel. Fans lamenting the loss of the traditional Star Wars expanded universe should be thrilled to hear that Mr. del Toro is building an expanded universe of his own.
"I think at the end of the second movie, people will find out that the two movies stand on their own," he told the Wall Street Journal. "They’re very different from each other, although hopefully bringing the same joyful giant spectacle. But the tenor of the two movies will be quite different."
As for the Pacific Rim animated series, it should all fit in with the bigger picture, as he promises that "we are trying for all these things to be canon, to be in the same universe." It turns out that the animated series will be both a prequel to the first film while introducing characters who will play a role in the the second one.
"The series tackles the stories that happened to pilots working in the Shatterdome but also cadets learning how to become pilots...All of this happens prior to the first movie, and it gives you a little more depth into the background of certain characters that will appear in the second movie."
What's more, he promises that early production on Pacific Rim 2 will begin in the next six weeks.
There's much more from Guillermo del Toro, including information on Crimson Peak and his long-promised At The Mountains of Madness movie over at The Wall Street Journal.