Charlie Day and Burn Gorman to Return for PACIFIC RIM Sequel

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While promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Strain Season 1, director Guillermo del Toro shared some details about the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel.

First, Del Toro told Collider that the sequel begins a few years after the end of the first movie:

“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.”

Second, the filmmaker confirmed that Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will return for Pacific Rim 2:

“Yes, it’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but 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.”

The idea of starting off the sequel in a kaiju-free world sounds like a lot of fun with loads of potential. Does this mean we’ll get to see Jaeger vs Jaeger action? On the other hand, Bringing back Day and Gorman is good though as they were entertaining. The most of the main characters were boring. I think they need to drop some of the cliches and improve the writing for the sequel.

Pacific Rim was directed by Guillermo del Toro, from a script written by Travis Beacham. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. Now available on DVD & Blu-ray!