In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Top Gun: Maverick made quite an impression on Christopher McQuarrie
  • Will a Detective Pikachu sequel ever happen?
  • Tom Cruise hangs off a train in a Mission: Impossible 7 photo
  • The Meg 2 will start production in 2022
  • And more!

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the meg 2 update

Ben Wheatley, the director behind Kill ListHigh-RiseFree Fire, and the upcoming In the Earth, will next helm The Meg 2, the sequel to the 2018 giant shark movie starring Jason Statham and directed by Jon Turteltaub. While we still don’t know a lot about The Meg 2, in a recent interview, Wheatley talked about the fact that while he may be a new director taking over a franchise, he doesn’t plan to drastically change things from the first film. That said, Wheatley does promise some “insanely large” action.

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The Meg 2 director

Ben Wheatley is about to take a swim.

The director of such varied projects as Sightseers and Netflix’s new Rebecca remake has been hired by Warner Bros. to direct The Meg 2, a follow-up to the studio’s 2018 giant shark movie. Star Jason Statham is expected to return to lead the cast once again, but man…Ben Wheatley directing a big-budget studio shark film? What an odd choice. Read More »

the meg 2

If you enjoyed The Meg and want more big-ass shark action, you might be in luck. Word has it that The Meg 2 is very early stages, and while Warner Bros. has yet to greenlight a sequel, talks have begun. There’s an official sequel to the Meg novel, titled The Trench, which should make creating a film sequel a lot easier when the time comes. But will Jason Statham return to battle a giant fish once again?

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