Guillermo del Toro himself has just posted a video confirming he, Zak Penn, and Travis Beacham will be working on the various projects based around and of course a sequel to Pacific Rim. One will also be starting an animated series as well. The other will be a comic sequel to "Year Zero", which was the prequel comic to the 2013 movie. It'll probably focus on the first wave of Jaeger pilots, a concept del Toro and Beacham both wanted to further explore. As for the timetable for all of this the sequel will be released in April 7, 2017 with the other various projects coming out in the coming years.
Here's the video:
If any more information is made known, we'll keep you updated.
UPDATE: Buzzfeed got a further statement from del Toro who said this: “The characters I love will return. Raleigh, Mako, Newt, Gottlieb and who knows, maybe even Hannibal Chau – but we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles. The first film set the stage and now we’re ready to have a blast.” Further, Buzzfeed confirms that the animated series will debut sometime before the sequel.
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