While promoting his new film Nightmare Alley, director Guillermo Del Toro has taken a moment to look back on one of his previous projects, Pacific Rim. Though the director had a vision for a sequel to the cult hit, and at one point was working on a screenplay, he eventually had to step back from the project due to changes within the production company. Now, he’s revealed what a GDT-led Pacific Rim sequel may have looked like.
“The villain was this tech guy that had invented basically sort of the internet 2.0,” Del Toro explained in an interview with The Wrap. “And then they realized that all his patents came to him one morning. And so little by little, they started putting together this and they said, ‘Oh, he got them from the Precursors.’ The guys that control the kaiju.”
For those who don’t quite remember the events of the original film, the Precursors are an alien-esque race who are revealed to be controlling the Earth-invading kaiju from within an alternate dimension. Del Toro’s sequel may have made the creepy alien race even weirder, however.