It was recently confirmed that Guillermo del Toro would return to direct Pacific Rim 2, which is due to land in cinemas on April 2017.
Legendary is once again backing the film, only this time it’ll be Universal, rather than Warner Bros, that releases it. Guillermo del Toro has been chatting about Pacific Rim 2 in a new interview, and it’s there that he’s revealed he’s planning a Pacific Rim 3 as well.
“Some of your favourite characters will come back”, Guillermo teased of Pacific Rim 2 in an interview with Collider, “some others don’t because we have decided that we’re going to shoot ambiguously and say ‘let’s hope we have three movies’ so more characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one”.
Granted, just because Guillermo del Toro wants to make Pacific Rim 3, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen. But it certainly appears to be in the planning stages, and it’s very much in his thinking.