‘Pacific Rim 2’ is coming in 2017

There’s been lots of speculation over the past few weeks, but director Guillermo del Toro has made it official, telling BuzzFeed that Legendary Pictures has agreed to make Pacific Rim 2 with a release date of April 7, 2017. “The characters I love will return,” the filmmaker said in a statement. “Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau — but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.”

The director also posted a video to YouTube announcing the news, saying that along with the sequel he is also working on a new animated series set in the Pacific Rim universe. He is working on the projects with…

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