Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a surprise when it came out. The flick showing giant robot going mano a mano with giant Kaijus was a surprise hit back in 2013. It had all the elements a summer blockbuster could have. Giant monsters, check. End of the world, check. Kickass Independence Day-style speech by the leader, check. Although the film did not gross as high as it wanted domestically, the film did well overseas and has gained a cult following. As a result, it’s no surprise that a sequel would be greenlit. But when would we get this new film? Looks like we now have a release date.
Pacific Rim 2, will hit theaters Feb. 23, 2018. The film was originally to be released in 2017, but the release date was changed when del Toro decided not to return as director. As a result, the reins have been passed on to Steven DeKnight, who previously served as the showrunner for Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix and also the Spartacus series on Starz. Del Toro will remain as a producer. It was previously announced that John Boyega will serve as the lead for the film replacing Charlie Hunnam, continuing the battle against the giant monsters. Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first film. Scott Eastwood has also been attached to the film as well. Although no details have been released plot-wise, you can expect giant monsters to be fighting humans in giant robot suits and a whole lot of fun!
Pacific Rim 2 is produced by Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures.
Source: The Wrap