This is not so much a news item as a public reminder that Pacific Rim did a lot better worldwide than it did here in America and therefore could someday have a sequel. I hope it's called Pacific 2rim because that automatically sounds like Pacific Trim in my head.
Collider spoke with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. Along with promising future discussions with Guillermo Del Toro about the possible sequel, he dropped this statistical bombshell:
We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie, if you look it up, did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek- so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well. It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.
Our math people are working on confirming the validity of this statement, but it certainly sounds like Pacific Rim is a big enough deal to warrant a part two, and that it will be titled Pacific 2rim. And that it will star my dad. That is all the Pacific 2rim news of the day.