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After much delay, it looks like Pacific Rim two has finally begun production. In addition to that, news of the film’s title has also begun to make the rounds on the internet. All of this comes thanks to John Boyega who took a photo and posted the image to his Instagram earlier today. The photo shows a small, leather bound book with the long rumored title Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.

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If it’s Friday, then it’s time for a completely random casting announcement for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, the upcoming sequel to Pacific Rim. Last Friday it was announced that Cailee Spaeny, an actress with three credits on IMDb to her name, had joined the cast, and now, in another “Who’s that…?” moment, the production is adding Levi Meaden to a line-up of that includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and presumably a number of other cast members from the first film. So who is Meaden, and who is he playing? Excellent questions that are unlikely to be answered any time soon.  (more…)

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The cast of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom continues to assemble yet mysteriously without any members of the original film’s cast. Sure, you can say that the real stars were the giant kaiju and the equally giant robotic jaegers built to defend humanity, but in all the Pac Rim 2 news so far we’ve heard nothing about Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Max Martini or any of the other cast members that made the original the hit it was. So add this mystery into the mix: Cailee Spaeny has been cast in the sequel as the female lead. And then you say, “Who?” (more…)

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Everybody’s got to have two franchises these days. It almost seems like a joke, but if you look at any number of talented young actors in Hollywood it seems like they’ve got to balance appearances in two franchises or film series along with their regular acting in other film roles, TV projects or stage work. In that spirit, John Boyega has gone out and secured himself another major role. Not only does he fill the boots of Finn, reluctant Resistance fighter and reformed Stormtrooper in the new Star Wars trilogy, but now he has been called to cancel the Apocalypse – again – in the upcoming Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. (more…)

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Ever since Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim has been in the works, there has been promises of a sequel, and mind you this was even before the film hit theaters, but Pacific Rim 2 has been stuck in development since 2014. Originally the sequel was scheduled for a 2017 release date with production said to start in 2015. But Pacific Rim 2  was eventually pushed back by  Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures and production was delayed with no confirmation on when they’d start.

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Wondering when Guillermo del Toro is going to finally get started on the next chapter of his giant robots versus giant monsters franchise, Pacific Rim? Ever since the first movie came out, people have been waiting for more. Del Toro was pretty adamant about the fact that he was going to continue with a second film and now it seems as if he’s finally getting to it. Scroll on to find out the latest concerning when they’ll begin shooting as well as a rumor about what the possible title will be. (more…)