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 here. You can buy Hellboy/Hellboy 2: The Golden Army on DVD for £7.93 at Amazon.co.uk.