Pacific Rim 2 is officially a “go”. Though director Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 “monsters vs. robots” film was in no way a box office disaster, the colorful, bombastic epic failed to catch on with general audiences in Transformers fashion. It just squeaked past the $100 million mark stateside, but fared much better internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $411 million. Fans (myself included) hoped this would be enough to convince Legendary Pictures to greenlight a sequel, and we’ve been hearing more updates on the follow-up in the past few months.
Most recently, del Toro revealed that he’s writing the Pacific Rim 2 script with Zak Penn (X2), and now the filmmaker has announced that the pic will hit theaters on April 7, 2017 in IMAX 3D. Moreover, he revealed that an animated series set within the Pacific Rim world will be unveiled sometime before that date. More after the jump.