Remember when a human and Alien consummated in Alien: Resurrection, creating a human-Alien hybrid?
Same thing in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
Guillermo del Toro wants to explore that concept if he were to make a sequel to Pacific Rim, his giant robot vs. monster movie that, as of this writing, has grossed $183M worldwide. Despite mainstream press being critical of box office numbers, this is actually pretty damn good. A more costly efficient sequel easily could happen.
In speaking to MTV, del Toto revealed he’d like to create a Kaiju (monster) and Jaeger (robot) hybrid.
“I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure,” del Toro explained, referring to one of the many giant robots that fight monsters. “We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.”
Giving fair spoiler warning, MTV explains that in the finale, following the adventures of human soldiers who pilot giant robots called jaegers to fight against undersea monsters called Kaiju, the film climaxes with an enormous showdown underwater as the last remaining robots fight to close a portal between our world and the one from which the monsters emerge. Del Toro said that if nothing else, this epic showdown produced a few promising ideas about how to further explore this larger-than-life world and push its mythology into new territory.
“Just think about it for a second,” del Toro explained. “We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there.” Referring to “drifting,” the psychological process through which jaeger pilots team up with each other to maneuver their giant machines, he highlighted another plot point that might come into play in a sequel.
“We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain,” he observed. “Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.”
What did you guys think of Pacific Rim? Would you enjoy this angle in sequel?