November 10, 2012
Guillermo Del Toro Talks PACIFIC RIM Sequel And HEAVEN SENT
Collider was able to speak with Guillermo del Toro about the development on a sequel for Pacific Rim. The film pits humans piloting large robots against giant monsters. Warner Bros. apparently is eyeing the project as a budding-franchise. Guillermo revealing he's already working on ideas with screenwriter Travis Beacham for sequels. He mentions it won't be next as he has other projects about to start up. He also talked to MTV confirming early talks with the studio to make the DC Comics occult team-up film Heaven Sent.
“We certainly started tossing ideas for possibilities of a sequel and Travis Beacham and I are writing a proposal of ideas, but at the same time I know I don’t want to do that next. I want to do something else, I want to do something in a different genre that’s not so big. So I don’t know yet what it’s gonna be, but I know that next year I’m delivering Pacific Rim in July and then I’m doing—God willing—the voice shooting for Pinocchio and then the pilot for The Strain for FX.”
"When somebody asked me about “Justice League”… I’m not involved in “Justice League.” I am discussing… I’ve been discussing with the fans and I’ve been very, very open about how much “Swamp Thing” was key when I was a kid. Comics in Mexico came on the first two days of the week. Around Tuesday and Wednesday I would go to the newsstand on my bicycle and I would get “Swamp Thing” every time it was available and I loved Jack Kirby’s “Demon”. I love Constantine and all that."