NYCC: Pacific Rim is Getting a Prequel in Print
New York Comic Con was full of announcements and this one is great for anyone who is eagerly waiting for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim to hit theaters sometime in July. Legendary Comics has announced that they will be releasing a three-part graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the movie.
The comic itself will follow Idris Elba’s character Stacker Pentecost as he rises to the rank of Commander after the first alien attack on Earth that causes the creation of Jaegers, the giant human-piloted robots.
Guillermo del Toro explained:
“The idea was to set up the creation of the world that is in Pacific Rim, sort of give the stories and the drama and the science that occurs after the first kaiju (monster) makes land in 2013, and what happens when that occurrence is repeated over and over again until we realize it’s a full-on invasion… The ingenuity of the creation of Jaegers — the gigantic machines — that are pilot-controlled; the reaction of the kaiju attack; the creation of the academy; the first generation of Jaeger pilots that come out… all of that is set up in the movie, but is not expanded upon. The graphic novel will do that and more.”
No release date has been set for the comics as of yet.