Guillermo del Toro and Universal are engaged in a serious game of tug-of-war with our hearts. In what’s become the worst case of “will they or won’t they” in recent movie history, Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed, canceled, revived, and — most recently — taken “off the table indefinitely.” Not so fast, according to del Toro, who is once again quashing rumors that the sequel isn’t happening.

Last week, Universal and Legendary reportedly killed the Pacific Rim sequel — this after months of back and forth, with trade reports suggesting the studios weren’t moving forward with the sequel and del Toro issuing denials to keep hope alive. The director is at it again, taking to Twitter to assure fans that Pacific Rim 2 is still happening and he’s not abandoning it anytime soon:

This isn’t necessarily wishful thinking, either. As we learned last week, a huge Chinese conglomerate is in the process of potentially acquiring Legendary, and since Pacific Rim made huge money in China, this deal would benefit del Toro and his sequel immensely.

Del Toro is also eyeing a remake of Fantastic Voyage at 20th Century Fox, which would re-team him with Blade 2 writer David Goyer. James Cameron is producing that project via his Lightstorm banner.

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