Some great news this evening, Universal and director Guillermo del Toro have announced that the sequel to Pacific Rim, tentatively titled Pacific Rim 2, has a release date of Friday, April 7, 2017. I guess this makes a Pacific Rim sequel official now?
Not much is known at this point, other than del Toro and Zak Penn are working on a script, early details reveal it will be a direct sequel picking up where Pacific Rim left off. There is no word on who will return. Hopefully Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day will reprise their roles.
One other thing of note, del Toro says a Pacific Rim animated series is in the works. There could be something really interesting done with property, guess we’ll see if this actually happens or not. (Source: THR)