Yes, Pacific Rim 2 is back on the active duty list at Legendary Pictures but/and with a new director. Guillermo del Toro will be the producer but now the director will be Steven S. DeKnight. This, my Kaiju loving friends is not, of necessity, a bad thing. Steven S. DeKnight is the director of the Netflix show Daredevil and let me tell you: It’s amazing.
I’ve caught most of the first season of Daredevil and it’s very well done. If Guillermo del Toro isn’t going to be directing Pacific Rim 2, then I think DeKnight is an excellent second choice.
Pacific Rim 2 may lean a little darker and grittier with DeKnight at the helm but I expect the story will be strong.