Guillermo del Toro working on Pacific Rim 3

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2014
Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro

Director Guillermo del Toro is planning a third instalment of the 'Pacific Rim' franchise even though the second movie is only due to start shooting in November

Guillermo del Toro wants to make 'Pacific Rim 3'.

The 50-year-old director is due to start shooting the sequel to the robots versus monsters movie in November with it being scheduled for an April 2017 release date, but he is already planning the third instalment.

According to Guillermo, the movie's writers Zak Penn and Travis Beacham have already completed the first draft of the script ahead of filming late next year and have left the second instalment open to pave the way for another movie.

The Mexican movie-maker told "Some of your favourite characters come back, some others don't because we have decided that we're going to shoot ambitiously and say, 'Let's hope we have three movies,' so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one."

While Guillermo has pleased audiences with his decision to extend the franchise, he recently left 'Hellboy' fans disappointed by claiming it would be "almost impossible" to produce a third film in the comic book franchise as it isn't financially viable.

He said: "Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively.

"But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from my side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters."

Pacific Rim Uprising

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
  • Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi
  • UK release: 23 March 2018

Ten years after the original war between humans controlling giant robots and creatures from the sea, Jake (Boyega) is living in the shadow of his father; but then a robot goes rogue. DeKnight does a fair job with the action and it’s a competent enough sequel to a far from stunning original.

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