Crave Online brings us the following:
Day shared the sequel talk that he heard from Guillermo del Toro on the set of Pacific Rim, which was a shocking turn for his scientist character Newt. “I remember when I first met with him that he liked the idea of Newt becoming a bit of a villain in the second film,” Day said. “But, I think over the course of making the film, and the way the character resonated with the audience, I don’t think he would want to turn him into a villain now, but I really have no idea.”
To put this in perspective, Day said del Toro shared a lot of ideas that changed through the creative process. “Guillermo is one of these guys that his mind is so active that he might have an idea about something and then it’s a completely different idea five minutes later.”
In CraveOnline’s interview with Day this summer Day shared his hopes that Newt would get a jaeger to pilot in the sequel. He still wants one, only now he elaborates on ideas to copilot one in a drift with fellow scientist Gottlieb (Burn Gorman).
“I’m hopeful that we get to drive a big punching robot,” Day said. “I think traditionally in those comics, sometimes the science guys put together a cheap, dorky version of one of the robots so maybe we’ll get to do something like that.