Pacific Rim kicked off a nice new return to the monster movie category back in 2013. Unfortunately, the movie struggled in the domestic box office, but dominated the international markets. The follow up motion picture is scheduled for an April 17, 2017 release date and is rumored to take a deeper look at the Kaiju and their origins. There is no word on whether or not this would continue using the same actors as the first film (which included Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day), but apparently is building up a massive world to drive the future films.
The second movie will apparently be setting up for a thrilling third part that would offer a lot more depth to the entire world and create a greater understanding of everything. Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beecham seem to have a clear vision of what they want to develop Pacific Rim into and hopefully fans can see everything come to life in the next couple of years.