Following in the announcements of "Pacific Rim 2" due out in 2017 and the success of the graphic novel "Pacific Rim: Tales from the Year Zero," Legendary Comics will be publishing a 4-issue miniseries, "Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift," starting in November. "Pacific Rim" screenwriter Travis Beacham planned out the story, and Joshua Hale Fialkov will write the series with art by Marcos Marz. CBR News caught up with Fialkov on Friday at Emerald City Comicon.
Fialkov confirmed that the miniseries will be in the continuity of the film, taking place between the events of the graphic novel and the movie. "It's true to the spirit of the movie," he said, "Guillermo del Toro has been involved every step of the way." Fialkov said that within the "Pacific Rim" universe, the story in the miniseries is just as important as the film or graphic novel.
"Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift" will focus on the Jaeger Tacit Ronin, which was shown briefly in the 2013 film. The story's two pilots will be new characters, and the miniseries will show "the entirety of the relationship, from when they meet, to getting matched up, to how they become pilots," according to the writer. "The pace of the series means that there will be action in every issue," said Fialkov. He also revealed that the story is "set in the drift," but said that he could not explain further.
He said that while these pilots' story is contained within only four issues, he hopes that the series will continue and that he has the opportunity to write more in the "Pacific Rim" universe. "I'm only doing this work because I love it," he said.
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