Guillermo Del Toro reveals what he originally wanted to do for Pacific Rim 2

The director returned to the sequel to Pacific Rim, for which he ultimately did not sign the screenplay.

After the 2013 release of his futuristic action film Pacific Rim, of which was also the screenwriter, Guillermo del Toro was considering a sequel to the feature film that had attracted more than a million viewers in France. The filmmaker finally moved away from the project, in favor of the director Steven S. DeKnight and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (he remained in production though), and Pacific Rim: The Uprising was born. Almost four years later, del Toro has not forgotten his dream sequel, and spoke at length to The Wrap (via Collider).

Guillermo del Toro remained heavily involved in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific rim 2 projected the public ten years into the future, where Jake Pentecost (John boyega) was leading a new generation of Jaeger pilots, and where Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi), was reduced to a secondary role quickly killed. This vision was indeed law of that of Guillermo del Toro, who on the contrary planned to make The Uprising the theater of a paradox which is reminiscent of the saga Matrix and its own paradoxes. “The villain was a technician, tells del Toro, who invented a kind of Internet 2.0. And then they realized that all of his patents came to him one morning. And so little by little, they started to put it all together and they thought, ‘Oh, he got them from the forerunners. Those who control the kaiju. ‘ And then we discovered that we were the forerunners, thousands of years into the future. They are trying to terraform, to re-exploit the land in order to survive. Wow. And that we were in exo-bio-combinations that seemed extraterrestrial, but which were not. We were inside. And that was a really interesting paradox.

A really striking difference from the sequel proposed by Steven S. DeKnight and Jon Spaihts, especially when it comes to the treatment of the character of Mako Mori, which Guillermo del Toro considered more important: “For me, the heroine was Mako Mori. I not only wanted her to live, but also to be one of the main characters in the second film.”

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Failing to see this sequel come true, Guillermo del Toro will present on January 19, 2022 Nightmare alley, his new film, with Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette in the credits. The pitch: An ambitious young showman, capable as a person of luring and manipulating people thanks to his talent for choosing his words, joins forces with a psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than him.

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