Mark your calendars: John Boyega will be re-cancelling the apocalypse in 2018. Universal Pictures and Legendary have just officially set a release date for Pacific Rim 2, which seemed like a pipe dream three years ago when the original Pacific Rim failed to make much of an impression at the box office. Fortunately, our fellow sci-fi fans across the Atlantic were more than happy to add to the worldwide gross, and now here we are. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Pacific Rim opened to mixed reviews and even more mixed box office back in 2013, barely scraping past $100 million at the domestic box office while finding far more success abroad. Those who love it really love it and those who hate it really hate it. I’m personally quite fond of the big, silly world director Guillermo del Toro crafted – even when the movie doesn’t quite work, this is a universe so full of concepts that deserve to be expanded upon and infinite possibilities for future stories. Even though del Toro is stepping away from the sequel and letting Steven S. DeKnight take the directorial reins, Pacific Rim 2 remains an intriguing prospect.
And it just got even more intriguing, because John Boyega has joined the cast as the son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost. You know, the best character from the original film. The man with the instantly quotable speech about “canceling the apocalypse.”
Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Now that Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight is on board to direct a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 gigantic monsters vs. huge mechs film Pacific Rim, Universal Pictures and Legendary have finally found a screenwriter to write it. Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly has been hired to pen Pacific Rim 2, which is currently going under the working title Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Learn more about the Pacific Rim 2 screenwriter after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The past couple of years have been a real roller coaster ride for Pacific Rim fans. The film’s limp U.S. box office dimmed hopes of a sequel, before a strong overseas performance got Universal interested again. A release date was set and everything seemed on track for more jaeger vs. kaiju fights… and then Universal got cold feet and put the whole thing on hold. Through it all, Guillermo del Toro insisted Pacific Rim 2 was not dead, and now it looks like his optimism is finally panning out.
Legendary Pictures has hired Spartacus creator and Daredevil season 1 Steven S. DeKnight to helm the sci-fi action sequel, while del Toro will remain on board as a producer. Universal Pictures is still set to distribute.
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Buried within last week’s news about Guillermo del Toro taking over James Cameron’s Fantastic Voyage remake was a minor update on the long-suffering Pacific Rim 2. The prognosis didn’t look good — the only reason del Toro even had room in his schedule for Fantastic Voyage was because Pacific Rim 2 was “off the table indefinitely.”
But there’s no need to abandon all hope just yet. Del Toro insists Pacific Rim 2 could still happen. And while you may assume that’s just his stubborn optimism talking, there’s an actual, concrete reason to believe he may be right. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Was there an explosion or something? Because there are all these Sequel Bits lying around.
- William Shatner denies having a cameo in Star Trek Beyond.
- Furious 8 could be the first Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba since the 1960s.
- Pacific Rim 2 is off the table for now.
- xXx 3 adds a couple more ladies to the cast as production nears.
- Access Hollywood goes behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond.
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Universal pushed Pacific Rim 2 off its calendar completely last month, but Guillermo del Toro has insisted he’s still working on it. And he wasn’t lying. According to his latest update, Pacific Rim 2 has now submitted a new draft of the script and a budget. Now all it needs is a green light from the studio. Read del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 update after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
The future of Pacific Rim 2 was uncertain for a little bit, but Universal Pictures is supposedly still dedicated to making the sequel at some point, even though they took it off their 2017 release calendar. And it sounds like Guillermo del Toro is still eyeing certain stars for the sequel, and he just revealed one of the hopefuls.
The director posted on his recently created Twitter page that he had lunch with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and he very clearly indicated that he will have her on board for Pacific Rim 2. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
And the bad news continues for Guillermo del Toro and his fans. Universal Pictures has announced it’s pulling Pacific Rim 2 off its release calendar completely, following reports earlier this month that the project had been postponed or even cancelled. Meanwhile, Pitch Perfect 3 is moving back two weeks to fill Pacific Rim 2‘s old slot.
Read about the Pacific Rim 2 release date cancellation and the new Pitch Perfect 3 release date after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If Universal really is canceling the apocalypse, someone forgot to tell director Guillermo del Toro. Earlier this week we got the very discouraging news that Pacific Rim 2 had been “halted indefinitely,” and quite possibly scrapped altogether. But del Toro insists it’s still on. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone,” he said. Read the Guillermo del Toro Pacific Rim 2 comments after the jump. Read More »