Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has offered some brief updates on two high profile projects which he’s involved with – the “Pacific Rim” sequel, and his “Justice League Dark” project which deals with the supernatural heroes of the DC Comics universe.
First up, he confirms that both Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geisler) and Burn Gorman (Gottlieb) will both reprise their roles from the first “Pacific Rim” in the upcoming sequel. He also says the action takes place a few years after the first movie, a time in which the world has now moved on from the Kaiju monster threat, telling Collider:
“It’s a few years after the first one. It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump. It’s quite a different movie from the first one… the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”
Filming on the follow-up begins next Fall for an April 2017 release. del Toro also confirmed to Forbes that he’s turned in the script for his “Justice League Dark” project to Warner Bros. Pictures executives and expects reaction from the studio shortly.