Speaking with Collider, del Toro was asked about the sequel and revealed some new details on where we will find the world and its characters.
“It’s a few years after the first one. It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”
Del Toro went on to reveal that Charlie Day and Burn Gorman’s characters will return for the sequel and that fans will be getting more of the “science” of the world.
“You’re gonna get a lot of that,” he said, “but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”
Pacific Rim 2 will hit to theaters on April 7, 2017.