Guillermo del Toro posted a video yesterday on Legendary’s YouTube channel announcing a sequel to Pacific Rim. In the video he also announced further plans for comic books and an animated series.
Pacific Rim was del Toro’s homage to Japanese Kaiju (giant monster) movies such as Godzilla and Mothra, as well as the giant robots often found in anime like Mobile Suit Gundam, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In the movie Kaiju attacks devastated the world, leading to a massive multinational defense plan that created Jaegers (giant robots) to battle the Kaiju. Jaegers required 2 pilots to be synchronized with each other (much like Evangelion) resulting in teams largely made up of familiar relations. The movie followed 1 such pilot whose brother (who co-piloted with him) was killed while fighting a Kaiju and his return to piloting a Jaeger to put an end to the threat once and for all (though apparently not since there is a sequel coming)
No word yet on which network, cable channel, or online platform will host the series, or when said series will debut.