By: Marv Castillo
Not everyone liked them, but I gotta admit, I actually enjoyed their time on screen. It’s very likely that some of the characters are not going to make it to the second part of the series, probably because there’s a huge time lap between the original and the sequel. According to Guillermo del Toro, who is currently writing the screenplay for the sequel, Newt and Gottlieb will be back.
In an interview with Collider he explained his love for these two characters:
It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.
I’m one of the guys who really loved Pacific Rim, not only because it’s an original movie, it’s mainly because it’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the sequel, and for me it’s good to hear that the scientists will return.