Pacific Rim 2 will have Kaiju-Jaeger hybrid

Guillermo del Toro promises his own take on Mechagodzilla in Pacific Rim 2

Gipsy Danger strides through the streets of Hong Kong in Pacific Rim
Gipsy Danger strides through the streets of Hong Kong in Pacific Rim

It’s performing modestly at the box office in the US, but the buzz around Pacific Rim is only going to grow (especially if people read more reviews like ours) – a sequel may not be guaranteed, but lord of development hell Guillermo del Toro already has ideas.

Speaking to MTV, the director/writer teased, “I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.

“Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there. We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.”

Being a fan of monster movies, it’s no surprise this sounds like a typically del Toro riff on the iconic Mechagodzilla – which started off as a pure robot, before being given a human brain cells in 1975’s Terror Of Mechagodzilla… I’ll be in the car.

Pacific Rim is in cinemas now – read our review hereYou can buy Hellboy/Hellboy 2: The Golden Army on DVD for £7.93 at Amazon.co.uk.