Ready Your Elbow Rocket: Pacific Rim 2 is Coming in 2017

By Gerald Lynch on at

Power up the Jaeger and charge your Rocket Elbow attack -- director Guillermo del Toro has officially confirmed that Pacific Rim 2 will hit cinemas on April 7th, 2017.

"The characters I love will return," said del Toro. "Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau — but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we're ready to have a blast."

Along with the new movie, an animated series based on the films is now also in the works:

If you can't wait that long for another fix of massive-things-beating-the crap out of each other, go check out Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot, which is still in cinemas. It's really rather good too. [Variety]