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Will we get to see Pacific Rim 2? It’s too early to say. The film is underperforming by most standards in North America, but it’s doing much better internationally with many major markets – such as China and Japan – yet to open. So while Guillermo del Toro‘s monster vs. robot movie might miss $100 million domestically, it could potentially triple that number overseas.

All that aside, for a second let’s imagine a glorious future where the kaiju vs. jaeger story continues in Pacific Rim 2. We know screenwriter Travis Beacham is already writing it just in case. Plus, Del Toro recently did an interview where he explained how the ending of the first film will directly relate to a sequel, including a hybrid of a kaiju and jaeger.

Thanks to MTV for the quotes. They’re older than we usually like to run but, with Comic-Con, they got a little lost in the shuffle.

Oh, also, MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS for Pacific Rim in everything below.

And here’s what he said in print.

I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.

How is that possible?

Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there.

Anything else?

We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.

Japan will truly be the country that decides if Pacific Rim gets a sequel. It’s a story tailor-made for the country’s pop culture sensibilities, much more than the US, and some outlets think it could do $70 million there alone, which is a massive number. It opens July 31.

Add that to the $110 its already made, plus the US gross and others, there’s a chance we might see those above ideas realized.¬†What do you think?

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