Guillermo del Toro explains that in Pacific Rim 2, it'll be a new world of sorts, Collider reports.
In a recent interview, Del Toro explains that some time has passed between the two films.
"It's a few years after the first one," he said. " It's not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It's quite a jump."
The director also explained that some favorite characters from the first film will return but others won't appear in the second film until the end in an effort to ramp up the ante for a third film.
In any event, Del Toro says the sequel will have different tone entirely.
"The Kaijus are very different and you're gonna see a very different type of the robots I think," he said. "It's gonna be quite a different adventure."
Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to hit theaters April, 2017.