Praise Cthulhu — we are going to get "more Jaegers and more Kaiju, kicking each other's butts" in 2017, according to this announcement from director Guillermo del Toro. Pacific Rim 2 has been greenlit for April 2017. Plus there'll be an animated series and more comics.
According to The Wrap, del Toro is co-writing the script with Zak Penn (and original movie writer Travis Beacham is involved in some capacity, according to the video.) And this time around, the film will be released by Universal, which is now distributing all of Legendary's films. This is the best news in ages.