‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel Would Create Kaiju/Jaeger Hybrid!

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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?

  • dabay

    For some reason I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as I wanted too….I wouldn’t mind seeing a 2nd movie still tho

  • djblack1313

    i liked the movie more than i thought i would but i most loved the monsters. the whole robots part of it was meh…

    if this sequel could bring us more in to the monster’s world then HELL YES i’m in!

  • CaptainHowdee

    Del Toro is a great filmmaker and Pacific Rim is a great movie–I think a sequel would be perfect.

  • flesheater24

    I really want to see more monsters, have some more scenes shot in the day. And have a story like when the dream happen and the little girl was running from the kaiju that freaked me out sooo much.

  • Evil_Flip

    it truly brakes my heart this movie isn’t doing well. Crap like Transformers sells out every time (even though nobody says they like it) and this one tanks, that’s just messed up.

    • Milk

      I don’t feel like there’s a difference between Transformers and Pacific Rim. They’re both big and flashy without a lot of substance.

      • Ultrazilla

        Couldn’t that be said for most Hollywood summer movies? At least Pacific Rim didn’t have Michael Bay’s embarrassing sense of humor running amok.

  • Chris_ONiP

    I wish that Del Toro had focused more on the drama elements and the aftermath of the Kaiju attacks. I love big action movies but I feel like Pacific Rim lacked substance. Cloverfield was a movie that did that well, it wasn’t just about a big monster destroying things, it was about the human suffering and loss that goes with such an event. He is such a great film maker, and I know this movie was meant to be a big fun action film, but I wish he had gone a little more into the back stories of the characters, had a few more suspenseful scenes like the Tokyo attack and had made the overall tone of the movie a bit darker.

  • Kramer48

    I liked this film, and I too wanted to see it do well. But I think the film suffered from poor word of mouth.

    Although the action was fantastic and was exactly what I was hoping for, the characters in the movie were truly awful and I really couldnt of cared less whether they lived or died by the end of the movie (what I thought would have been hilarious was if the asian chick got eaten by a shark right at the end, after all they’d just gone through). My least favourite characters were the Australians, and I AM Australian. Not to mention the accents that were fucking unbearable.

    I’d like to see a sequel, but fuck, give it some substance.

  • aawells07

    I loved the movie but wished he would have showed more of the monsters and more of the different robots from the other countries.

  • Milk

    I wanted to love this film. I love big flashy sci-fi/action blockbusters. I love robots and monsters. I LOVE Hunnam.

    Sadly I didn’t love it at all. I came out with a meh attitude. It was very redundant and stale. The Kaiju looked epic but the robots were very bland. The acting was very sub-par and I prefer Charlies performance in SoA over this mess.