Legendary Pictures’ CEO Thomas Tull says that, despite what you may think, a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots vs. monsters movie “Pacific Rim” could still happen.
Despite good notices, the film was seen as a disappointment due to a quiet domestic performance. It has, however, done very well internationally and has been a major hit in terms of both home video releases and merchandising wide.
In fact the global and home market performance has been so good, Tull tells Collider that he and del Toro will soon have to figure out what to do:
“We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie, if you look it up, did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek – so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well.
It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we’re going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it’s authentic and there’s something to say, we’re certainly open to it.”
del Toro is currently filming his gothic thriller “Crimson Peak” scheduled to open next year.