Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is Not Dead Yet!


Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim 2? Get excited!

Just a day after word came out that Pacific Rim 2 (now called Pacific Rim: Maelstrom) was delayed indefinitely, Del Toro says it’s not dead yet.

The director told EW:

But at least one person thinks the Pacific Rim sequel is still happening. “We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks,” writer-director Guillermo Del Toro tells EW. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.”

Del Toro says the film’s delay is only temporary. “It moved further,” he says. “I may do another movie in the middle.”

Del Toro is no stranger to long-delayed passion-project blockbusters. “I can tell you this, if I was a billionaire, I would definitely do Hellboy 3, Pacific Rim 2, and At the Mountains of Madness.” He laughs. “And I would quickly become a millionaire.”

This is why Guillermo Del Toro is awesome. He won’t let the Jeagers stay down, so we may still get some more hot robot-on-monster action from him again in the future!