World News: 11:46 GMT Friday 27th June 2014. [Yahoo Movie Feed via SPi World News]
Guillermo del Toro confirms that a second "Pacific Rim" film is indeed on the way, along with an animated TV series and continuation of the hit's comic book spin-off. As for casting, del Toro told Buzzfeed that the characters of Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and "maybe even Hannibal Chau" would return for the second film, while promising "a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles." The 2013 original had giant monsters emerge from the Pacific Ocean; "From now until April 2017 we are going to develop a new animated series for 'Pacific Rim,' continue the comic book series that we started with 'Year Zero,' and most importantly creating a sequel for the film," del Toro said in a 30 second video posted to Legendary's YouTube account.
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