Guillermo del Toro is really excited about welcoming viewers into the world of Pacific Rim. In fact, he's so excited that he has already started developing Pacific Rim 2.
“Travis [Beacham, co-writer] and I have been working on it. We co-wrote the screenplay on this first one, and now we’re hard at work at doing the second one," del Toro told Total Film. “We want to take however long it takes to really find out the idea and try to bridge something that really makes the mythology roll. And in the meantime, I’m going to shoot Crimson Peak, which is a ghost story."
He continued, “The great thing about Legendary is they’re willing to take it to completion in the right way. They’re giving us the leeway. Imagine that we’re generating the comic book. We’re learning more about the [Pacific Rim] world we’re creating day by day.”
It was announced in December that del Toro and Beacham were working on a sequel. Considering Pacific Rim doesn't come out until July 12, that's quite the vote of confidence for the film. While we wait for it to be released, here are some new images from the film (courtesy of /Film) that you can see below.