There have been rumors and speculation about a sequel to Pacific Rim for quite some time, but the question has always been did the movie make enough money that a sequel would be a good investment? While reviews were mixed, the fans definitely liked the film, and maybe the cult of Pacific Rim would grow big enough that by the time a sequel would be ready, a whole new audience would possibly be waiting for it as well.
Guillermo Del Toro is currently working on Crimson Peak, a ghost story, but speculation about a Pacific Rim sequel still comes up from time to time. In fact, sequel speculation was recently stoked by Thomas Hull, who is the head of Legendary Pictures, the company that produced and released Rim.
As Hull told Shock Til You Drop and Giant Freakin Robot, “I was literally just with Guillermo on the set of Crimson Peak…We talk about it and have some pretty good ideas. If they come to fruition and we get a great script, we’re open to it. Fans seem pretty passionate about it and working with Guillermo. So we’re open to it.”
It still remains to be seen if the following for Pacific Rim can grow big enough to warrant a sequel. Perhaps by the time a sequel comes around, it could spark people’s interest in what they missed the first time, and it could finally become the franchise so many would love it to be.