Guillermo del Toro original plan for Pacific Rim 2 involved time travel!

Guillermo del Toro original plan for Pacific Rim 2 involved time travel!

Scified2021-12-15 06:58:25
7,564 Reads0 CommentsAdd A Comment

Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim landed in theaters back in 2013 to a fairly unanimously positive reaction by audiences and kaiju fans alike. The sequel however, Pacific Rim: Uprising did not see that same level of adoration and appreciation the original had. Del Toro was originally supposed to helm the sequel to his Kaiju vs. Mecha epic adventure, but a number of factors and scheduling conflicts forced the beloved filmmaker to abandon the project.

Thanks to a fresh interview by The Wrap, we now have an idea of what Del Toro's original plan for Pacific Rim 2 would have entailed and it sounds way more interesting than the plot we got with Uprising:

The villain was this tech guy that had invented basically sort of the internet 2.0. And then they realized that all his patents came to him one morning. And so little by little, they started putting together this and they said, ‘Oh, he got them from the precursors.’ The guys that control the kaiju. And then we found out that the precursors are us thousands of years in the future. They’re trying to terraform, trying to re-harvest the earth to survive. Wow. And that we were in exo-bio-suits that looked alien, but they were not. We were inside. And it was a really interesting paradox.

What a major twist that would have been - the Kaiju Precursors having been an evolutionary leap in Human development thousands of years into the future!

Del Toro also went on to explain that actress Mako Mori would have had a far more prominent role in the sequel, rather than being killed off like she was in Uprising:

To me, the hero was Mako Mori. I wanted her not only to live, I wanted her to be one of the main characters in the second movie.

What do you think of Guillermo's original plan for Pacific Rim 2? Would you have preferred that plot direction or did you enjoy Uprising? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


Pacific Rim Uprising movie news, trailers and cast

Pacific Rim Uprising March 23rd, 2018

More about Pacific Rim Uprising (movie)

Steven S. DeKnight is set to direct Legendary's PACIFIC RIM 2 (Pacific Rim Uprising), the follow-up to the epic action-adventure Guillermo del Toro created with 2013's hit original film, with a script penned by Zak Penn, Jon Spaights and del Toro.  The producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene.  Jillian Share will executive produce.  Universal Pictures will release the film worldwide in 3D.

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising's release date is March 23rd, 2018.

Stay up to date with the latest news on Pacific Rim Uprising by liking Scified on Facebook and by following us on Twitter and Instagram! Also, consider subscribing your email to our Pacific Rim blog for instant notifications of when new posts are made!

Written by ChrisPublished on 2021-12-15 06:58:25
Related Pacific Rim Articles
0 Fan responses to Guillermo del Toro original plan for Pacific Rim 2 involved time travel!
Add A Reply

Sign in to add a comment!

Visitor Comments
Sci-Fi Movies All Fandoms
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Godzilla & Kaiju Godzilla & Kaiju Fandom
Jurassic Park / World Jurassic Park Fandom
Marvel & DC Marvel & DC Fandom
Star Wars Star Wars Fandom
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
44% To Next Rank
86% To Next Rank
Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula
79% To Next Rank
68% To Next Rank
79% To Next Rank
Latest Activity

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2023
Sign in with your E-Mail

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Jurassic World
Aliens vs. Predator
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies