‘Pacific Rim 2’ Begins Filming This November, May be Titled ‘Maelstrom’
Because just one movie about giant robots punching giant monsters in the face simply isn’t enough, Pacific Rim 2 is officially set to begin filming this fall in Toronto. But that’s not the only piece of news worth sharing – it seems that Guillermo del Toro’s sequel may have a subtitle and that subtitle may be Maelstrom.
So could Pacific Rim 2 actually be Pacific Rim: Maelstrom? It certainly sounds plausible, mainly because it’s just a cool title and del Toro has finely honed instincts when it comes to making things cool. However, as the Global News reports, this is technically a working title and it’s subject to change. Heck, it could even be the fake title that the movie will be filming under, much like how the first film used Still Seas as a codename. And of course you’d follow up Still Seas with Maelstrom.
Pacific Rim didn’t set the box office on fire in the United States, but it was a sizable international hit, which is quickly becoming the thing that really matters in the modern blockbuster landscape. As for the sequel, we still know surprisingly little. Del Toro has kept mum about plot details, but he has hinted that the follow-up will be significantly different than the last film, focusing more on the monsters in the “monsters vs robots” equation and introducing a slew of new characters. As much as we like the first movie, it would be totally fine by us if Charlie Hunnam’s character sat this one out. Really. Please. Like, totally fine.
Pacific Rim 2 is set for release on August 4, 2017.