The progress of Pacific Rim 2 has been like an epic battle between a Jaeger and a Kaiju. There have been ups, downs, knockouts and comebacks. First it got a release date, then it got delayed, then director Guillermo del Toro revived it from the dead—and now, he’s got an update.

While the film certainly won’t be opening in 2017 as was originally planned, del Toro is still working hard on it. Here’s his tweet from Thursday morning.

There it is, an update straight from the mouth of the beast. Next up, the Warner Bros. and Legendary executives will weigh the options and see if they want to spend the money to continue this journey. And if not, maybe one day we’ll find out where the story was going to go.

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