Many had very high hopes for Pacific Rim this summer, us included, because we’re big fans of Guillermo Del Toro, and this was his big return to the silver screen. Rim also looked like enormous fun with state of the art special effects, but it didn’t catch on with audiences as well as we’d hopedWhich isn’t to say it was a complete disaster, or that the movie doesn’t have its fans. It’s been doing good business overseas, enough so that there’s still talk of a sequel, or possibly even a prequel.
Max Martini, who starred in the film, recently told Empire and Giant Freakin Robot, “I fell in love with this character. It’ll be interesting to see where Guillermo and [screenwriter] Travis Beacham take it. I don’t know if it’s a prequel or a sequel, but if it’s a prequel you’ll learn more about Herc’s family history. But Guillermo has such a vivid imagination, it could go anywhere.”
Freakin Robot feels that a prequel would make more sense than a sequel, and Del Toro has considered the idea of even bigger monsters, and having the monsters Jaeger and Kaiju turn into one really big monster as well. It’s still uncertain if there will ever be more Pacific Rim movies, but right now Del Toro’s making his next film, a ghost story, Crimson Peak, which is expected to be released in April 2015.