Pacific Rim 2 is only in pre-production with Guillermo Del Toro still working through early stages, however the director says he’s constructing story ideas that naturally flow into a third film. Promoting the film “The Book of Life” for which Del Toro has been a producer, he spoke to press advising that the Pacific Rim 2 first draft is complete, and that he expects full pre-production to be underway by late next year.
In terms of what direction the sequel will take, Del Toro has commented that while some existing characters will definitely be returning, others won’t be as they’ll become more pivotal in the third instalment. More specifically he was reported making the following comments;
Let’s hope we have three movies, so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one.
Pacific Rim made a splash on worldwide screens in mid-2013 of course, the sequel is currently scheduled for a 2017 release.