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Guillermo del Toro: 'Pacific Rim 2' Starts Shooting This Fall

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Giant monsters are ready for revenge against the giant robots. Pacific Rim 2 is locked and loaded, and director Guillermo del Toro tells Yahoo Movies that the sequel will start shooting in November.

After a few pushed release dates, the kaiju movie is currently set to come out Aug. 4, 2017.

Del Toro, who helmed the upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak, also starring Rim actor Charlie Hunnam, hasn’t revealed much about the sequel’s story. But he does tell us that he and his team are in the middle of designing the robots and the kaiju for Rim 2. “We have an epic battle at the end [that] we started designing a couple weeks ago,” he added.

The new movie picks up a few years after the first one left off and will reportedly have a sharper focus on the monstrous kaiju.

It’s unclear at this stage whether Hunnam will reprise his role as Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket; no cast announcements have been made.

But c’mon, it’s monsters vs. robots.

(Photo: Fan art is by concept artist Justin Lee of captoon.com)