Pacific Rim, how many films are there? Will there be more?

After many years from the second episode, Guillermo del Toro has declared that he has no plans for a Pacific Rim 3. But let’s find out something more about it.

Pacific Rim, no more sequels

The famous director made his debut in the world of monsters in 2013 with the first Pacific Rim, a unique science fiction tale that introduced the Jaegers, enormous robots controlled by two human pilots who fight the Kaiju. This film starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba. Although it was not a box office blockbuster, Pacific Rim was well received by both critics and audiences. Five years later, a sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, was released, which also included John Boyega in the cast.

Uprising received a less warm response from critics and audiences and struggled to match its predecessor’s success in terms of box office receipts. As a result, it became uncertain whether there would be a third installment. After the release of the second film, director Steven S. DeKnight (who replaced del Toro as director) had suggested some ideas for a possible plot for Pacific Rim 3, but admitted that he was unsure of the future of the franchise.

Some time ago, Guillermo del Toro touched on the topic on Twitter, but clarified that there is no plan for a Pacific Rim 3, despite his interest in a crossover between Pacific Rim and the MonsterVerse, which includes the films dedicated to Legendary’s Godzilla and King Kong. He specified that he was only speaking as a fan and that there are currently no plans for a third Pacific Rim film.

How many films are there?

From what has been said so far it can be seen that to date there are currently two films by Guillermo del Toro. The first is from 2013 while the second arrives after five years. Both films take inspiration from Japanese Kaiju monsters.

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