Things are happening in regards to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim sequel. The film has a April 17, 2017 release date and even a first draft script. The plan is to begin shooting it late next year.
But that’s not all. In an interview with Collider, del Toro explains the larger plans for the series, which of course, already includes a third (but not yet green lit) movie that will tie very close to part two. Apparently, the gap will be so large between Pacific Rim and its sequel that the animated series (yep, there’s going to be one of those too) will have to serve as a pretty important narrative bridge. But parts two and three will be best buds.
That’s a lot of Pacific Rim to anticipate, and I don’t know if I’m up for it. We’ve entered a time where we know about exciting movies that won’t be made for half a decade, and it really feels tiresome. I can look forward to a Pacific Rim sequel, but the idea that I already know - three years before it even comes out - that its story won’t be resolved until another movie gets released (however many years later) sort of takes the wind out of my excitement.