Guillermo del Toro Talks About Pacifc Rim "Universe"

It seems that Pacific Rim is not just getting hte sequel in 2017 and the animated series but director Guillermo del toro sees is as a whole universe all tied together.  Along with the 13-episode animated series planned, and the sequel, there will be more comics, toys, and more in the works to create a Pacific Rim "universe" so to speak.  Del Toro recently spoke about it with Collider and had this to say, “We’re going for a long arc, so the idea is to show a group of characters—we have pilots, functional jaegers, but we have all these younger characters.  I really want to explore things that are complimentary to the things that I want to explore in the second movie: drift, what drifting does to you, what is needed to drift, a lot of stuff that I think is important, but also the jaeger technology, the kaijus being evolved, ideas about the precursors—the guys that control the kaijus.  We have a lot of leeway in 13 episodes and I wanna make it sort of in the same spirit of Pacific Rim, which is the ideal audience for Pacific Rim was young—very young, 11-year-olds and so forth—but with really beautiful design and stories that make these characters interesting in a way that I found them interesting in, for example, Year Zero, the graphic novel that we did.  And I think that’s the basic thrust of the thing.”