“There was definitely an incarnation of this sequel that involved me, but there was a changing of ownership, of the studio itself, Legendary, and I think that because they partnered up with a Chinese company — and the film was so successful there — there was a real agenda to get that film into production as soon as possible.And I was already booked up for a significant period of the time they were going to need.”
Tegenover Yahoo zei hij het volgende:
“I read an early draft of what they’re doing.There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily, but I was unavailable. They have a very definite schedule that they have to film because of the politics and business surrounding filmmaking. Sometimes noncreative decisions will dictate how something unfolds, which seems bass ackwards in the fact that we’re making art, or at least aspiring to make art. It ended up being unfortunately something that we couldn’t remedy, because by the time they got their schedule fully realized then I wasn’t available. But I think they’re onto something very exciting. It’s a serious, significant progression. It feels like they’re really aspiring to push this thing forward and do something original with the sequel. So it’s cool.”
De hoofdrol in de tweede film in de Pacific Rim franchise zal gespeeld worden door John Boyega. Hij zal de zoon spelen van Idris Elba’s personage uit de originele film. Guillermo del Toro zal de film zelf niet regisseren, maar blijft wel toegewijd. Steven S. DeKnight, de showrunner van Netflix’s Daredevil, is aangetrokken voor de regie. Co-scenarist van Jurassic World Derek Connolly zal het scenario schrijven van Pacific Rim 2. Plotdetails rondom de film zijn nog schaars. De film zal zich een aantal jaren afspelen na het origineel. Vanaf februari 2018 in de bioscoop.