This entry will be filled with spoilers. Please don’t read it if you haven’t watched Pacific Rim. The film ends with the destruction of the portal and the alien colonists. With the portal closed and the colonist dead, there are no more Kaijus. How can there be a sequel? I have a few ideas about how there can be Kaijus in a sequel, these ideas are based on anime and Kaiju films.
Each idea has the following elements in common:
- A rogue element within the K-Science Lab creating the Kaiju
- A variant of Newton “Newt” Geiszler’s Kaiju Drift (mind meld) device used to control the Kaijus
- Genetically modified and mechanically enhanced brains to facilitate Drifting with human pilots
- The hive mind trait of a Kaiju’s brain enable pilots to communicate with each other through a radio-telepathy frequency.
The first idea involves harvesting genetic samples of defeated Kaijus to grow clones for despots and madmen for the right price.
The second idea is derived from the millenium incarnation of Mecha-Godzilla. The rogue K-Science Lab technician would use kaiju skeletons to create the framework for bionic Kaijus. Each bionic Kaiju possesses Jaeger weaponry. A variant of this idea is to use the Mecha-Godzilla iteration from the animated series based on American Godzilla film. A Kaiju would be repaired and revived with Jaeger parts in the same vein as Deathlok (Marvel’s zombie cyborg soldier).
(Cyber-Zilla from Godzilla: The Series by Dino Master)
The another variant is based on an obscure anime called Argento Soma (where a giant monster, Frank, was created from the remains of fallen monsters). The scientist would cobble together a kaiju from the parts that remained after battle.
(Frank by ミヤマカラマ)
The third idea involves splicing creatures like reptiles, crustaceans, and arachnids with Kaiju DNA to create new biological weapons. In one extreme case, a human-Kaiju hybrid exists.
Kaiju concept art by Guy Davis