Guillermo Del Toro is currently out promoting the DVD release of the first season of The Strain. In an interview with Collider, the subject of Pacific Rim 2 came up and he actually had a lot to say.

First up, we now know that both Charlie Day and Burn Gorman are definitely set to return.

On when the next film takes place, here’s what he had to say:
“It’s a few years after the first one. 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.”

More on what he had to say about the direction of the movie and the Jaegers:
“Yes. It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”

Source: Collider