‘Pacific Rim 2’ Updates: Del Toro On Charlie Hunnam’s Return And More

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Pacific Rim 2’ Updates: Del Toro On Charlie Hunnam’s Return And More

In a massive war between monsters and men, which one will come out on top? What will happen when super monsters and humans piloting  huge robots fight it out for the fate of humanity? This was the focus of the 2013 monster action movie “Pacific Rim,” whose success paved the way for director Guillermo del Toro to create a sequel, now entitled “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.” However, as filming begins later in the year, fans are beginning to wonder and speculate as to who among their favorite characters in the film will be seen again for another round of fights. Read on to learn more about this story.

According to a report on Cinemablend, “Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom” will begin right after the events of the first film, and will focus more on the epic monsters, who, in the film, are called kaiju. Because of this, one could safely assume that kaiju experts Dr. Newton Geiszler, portrayed by actor Charlie Day, and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb and by “Forever’s” Burn Gorman, will be returning for another go at the epic monsters.

However, according to Slash Film, the film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, during the Television Critics Association panel where he was promoting the second season of FX’s “The Strain,” del Toro mentioned that Day and Gorman would not be the only familiar faces to return to the movie.

According to del Toro, Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket will be back, and confirmed that his character will just be as important as Day and Gorman.

He also went on to say that even though they killed off around half of the cast of “Pacific Rim,” including Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, those who survived will definitely be around for more robot and monster action.

This also means that characters such as Becket’s partner, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) and Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) might also be returning for the film’s second outing.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing again in the movie? What are you looking forward to in the sequel? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was the latest news regarding which characters will be returning for “Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom.” For more news and updates on upcoming movies and television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

“Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom” is slated to be released on August 4, 2017.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.