Stomping its way through Universal development meetings like it was a giant robot ready to do battle, Pacific Rim has gotten the go-ahead for a sequel (Pacific Rim 2!), but don't hold your breath for it. The follow-up to the monsters-vs.-robots extravaganza is announced below from none other than Mr. Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro.

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Del Toro promises "more Kaijus, more Jaegers, kicking each other’s butts" for the sequel. Well, that's certainly in keeping with the general premise of the first one.

While it didn't do insane business in the US (China actually took in more box office money), internationally it was strong, and won more acclaim from fans and critics than its gross take would indicate. So look for this to be an instance of familiarity and word of mouth to strengthen the sequel more than the initial push behind the first film did.

Also: robots, monsters.