'Pacific Rim 2': Charlie Hunnam feels a 'healthy level of enthusiasm'

charlie-hunnam-pacific-rim-2-legendary.JPG "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam has fostered a pretty strong relationship with "The Strain" co-creator Guillermo del Toro. First Hunnam starred in 2013's "Pacific Rim," up next he's in del Toro's 2015 horror flick "Crimson Peak," and recently a release date was set for "Pacific Rim 2" on April 7, 2017.

That release date is still far off, but Hunnam tells Zap2it that he's already started having conversations with del Toro and Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull about the movie. "They're moving forwards slowly, nothing's guaranteed, but I think [del Toro and Zak Penn are] going to get the script delivered in about a month or something, and then I think they'll probably know more clearly how they feel about moving forward," he says. "There's certainly a pretty healthy level of enthusiasm at this point."

With the humans and their giant robot Jaegers having defeated the monstrous Kaiju threat at the end of "Pacific Rim," it's anyone's guess what "Pacific Rim 2" will be about. Hunnam has his own idea of what he think would be interesting to explore in the sequel.

"I'm interested to see what the period of peace after the war looks like, and what these guys do, and how the world would react," he tells Zap2it. "One of the things I love most about 'Pac Rim' was the idea that we all kind of dropped our petty differences to fight the monsters at our door, literally. I'm interested to see -- if, I don't know if they will -- once that threat is diminished, what the socio-political landscape would look like. I'm sure literally the last breath of the last Kaiju we'll be back to fighting each other."
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