In a recent interview with Shock Till You Drop, director Guillermo del Toro was asked some interesting questions regarding the planned sequel to Pacific Rim. Critically, the movie was not a box office success, grossing only $411-million worldwide. Not too impressive, considering the movie's budget was said to be somewhere in the $250-million dollar range, but, we still enjoyed it and are looking forward to what Guillermo del Toro has planned for another go-around! Check it out!
Shock: Is [Pacific Rim 2](movie:775756) only happening because Legendary moved to Universal?
Del Toro: No, when we finished the first one, we said, “Well, we could go here or there.” At some point, Thomas [Tull] and I met and we said, “You know what, it took such an effort to create the world, we would like to continue.” When Legendary moved, they moved with that property. Thomas took it with him, so it’s a fortunate coincidence of events but we started talking about it before they made the move.
Shock: Do you know if Warner Bros. would have passed?
Del Toro: I have no idea. That’s complete speculation.
Shock: Are you going to go to the Kaiju world in the sequel?
Del Toro: I will not answer that. I take the fifth.
Shock: But I’m asking the right questions?
Del Toro: You’re asking the right questions but not necessarily the way you think. If you think are we invading their world, we’re not, but we’re showing more of that world.
See? Interesting, huh? Again, while Pacific Rim was not all that successful at the box office, we can't help but be excited to see the franchise moving forward. Perhaps now that many are somewhat familiar with a world featuring fearsome Kaiju that aren't in any way involved with Toho, a sequel will perform better than its predecessor. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
Source: Shock Till You Drop
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