Guillermo del Toro Still Hopeful About Pacific Rim 2

Though Pacific Rim 2 was reportedly delayed indefinitely, Guillermo del Toro is hopeful 

Word came down earlier this week that Pacific Rim 2 had not only been pushed back as previously reported, but the film had also been delayed indefinitely. Speaking with EW, director Guillermo del Toro now says he remains hopeful about the film eventually being made.

“We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it,” he tells the magazine, before admitting, “I may do another movie in the middle.”

Last summer, Legendary and del Toro surprised fans by announcing the film would be getting a sequel, an animated series, and a comic book continuation as well. Of the three, the comic book, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, will debut this November.

“It’s a few years after the first one. It’s not an immediate follow-up,” del Toro previously said about the film’s sequel. “It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”

Pacific Rim hit theaters in summer 2013 and grossed just $101 million at the domestic box office but went on to take in over $400 million worldwide. The film starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.