Pacific Rim 2

(2017)

The follow-up sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi thriller about giant robots who protect the world from Kaiju monsters.

‘Pacific Rim 2’ May Happen Thanks to Major Studio Merger

‘Pacific Rim 2’ May Happen Thanks to Major Studio Merger

The last update we got on Pacific Rim 2 was from Guillermo del Toro himself, who revealed on his Twitter page in October that he had turned in the script and budget for the sequel. The director's comments that he'll be involved "one way or another" could be a hint that he may no longer be directing, with another filmmaker coming in to direct the script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham and Zak Penn. We don't know for sure, but it's possible that Guillermo del Toro may now only be involved as a writer and producer, now that he's taken the reins on Fantastic Voyage.

Our report from last week also revealed that Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment, news which was confirmed through a press release sent out earlier today. This acquisition of Legendary could bode well for the development of Pacific Rim 2, since the original Pacific Rim earned $111.9 million in China, the movie's highest box office gross in any worldwide market, including the U.S. ($101.8 million). While we don't know for certain yet, it's possible that this major studio merger could breath new life back into Pacific Rim 2.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Delayed Indefinitely, But There's Still Hope

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Delayed Indefinitely, But There's Still Hope

After the gothic horror-thriller Crimson Peak hit theaters last year, director Guillermo del Toro's next project was originally believed to be Pacific Rim 2. The filmmaker was set to start production in Toronto last fall, but reports surfaced in September that the sequel start date was being pushed to sometime in 2016. Shortly thereafter, rumors sprung up that Legendary and Universal Pictures were cancelling the project altogether. The director later clarified that the planned release date of August 4, 2017 had been scrapped, although the project was still happening. Today we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter that claims the sequel has now been delayed indefinitely.

We reported earlier today that Guillermo del Toro is in talks to develop and direct 20th Century Fox's long-gestating remake of Fantastic Voyage, which came about after Legendary and Universal shelved Pacific Rim 2. The last we heard about the sequel was that Guillermo del Toro had finished the script and turned in the budget back in late October. While it isn't know if this project will ever happen now, there is a new development that could help breathe new life into the sequel.

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‘Pacific Rim’ Comic Writer Takes Us Inside the Drift | EXCLUSIVE

‘Pacific Rim’ Comic Writer Takes Us Inside the Drift | EXCLUSIVE

Back in September, Pacific Rim fans learned the disappointing news that Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed, pushed out of its planned August 4, 2017 release to an undetermined time frame, to give director Guillermo del Toro and writer Travis Beacham more time to perfect the story. Thankfully, fans can get a new glimpse inside this fascinating universe right now. Long before this delay happened, those filmmakers teamed up with writer Joshua Fialkov for a new comic book series entitled Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, which is available now from Legendary Comics.

The comic follows the best-selling graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, taking fans back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground, featuring all-new Kaiju creatures in this thrilling continuation of the Pacific Rim universe. The story is set in 2016, following a husband-and-wife Jaeger team, Duc and Kaori, weaving between their battle with a Kaiju, and how they first met. The first issue was released this week, the first in a four-part series with subsequent issues released each month.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Script Is Finished, But Will It Happen?

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Script Is Finished, But Will It Happen?

Last month, a rumor circulated that Warner Bros. may be cancelling director Guillermo del Toro's sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director clarified a week later that he is still planning on turning in the script and budget, while confirming that the production schedule has been delayed, and he may do another movie before tackling this big-budget sequel. Earlier today, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page to offer an update, revealing the script and budget has been turned in, although he hasn't been given an official answer yet.

Pacific Rim 2 was initially set for release on August 4, 2017, with production slated to begin this fall. Legendary confirmed last month that the sequel has been pushed out of that release date, which was snatched up just hours later by another sequel, Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect 3. Legendary revealed in a statement last month that they are still committed to the project, with the delay made to give Guillermo del Toro and his team more time to deliver the "fully-immersive experience" that fans deserve. If Warner Bros. does issue a green light, it isn't known when principal photography may begin, or when the studio may release the sequel.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Director Wants ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Director Wants ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams

Ah, the roller coaster ride that is Pacific Rim 2. One minute it's up, the next it's down. Last we heard, Universal and Legendary are still planning on getting this sequel off the ground. Though, they stripped it of its summer 2017 release date, instead handing that prime piece of real estate to Pitch Perfect 3. While Pacific Rim 2's future remains uncertain, but one thing's for certain. If it happens, it will feature Ayra Stark in a key role.

What isn't clear is whether or not they were actually meeting for Pacific Rim 2. It's believed that the director will next shoot a low budget indie thriller that features very few actors while he waits for Pacific Rim 2 to come to fruition. What's clear is that this meeting went very well. And at some point, these two forces of nature will collide in our favor.

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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Officially Delayed, But Is Still Happening

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Officially Delayed, But Is Still Happening

Universal reveals that ‘Pacific Rim 2’ is still happening, but the sequel has been pushed out of 2017 to give the filmmakers more time.
‘Pacific Rim 2’ Not Dead Yet Says Guillermo Del Toro

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Not Dead Yet Says Guillermo Del Toro

Despite rumors of ‘Pacific Rim 2’ being canceled entirely, director Guillermo del Toro says he's turning in the script in three weeks.
‘Pacific Rim 2’ May Get Canceled

‘Pacific Rim 2’ May Get Canceled

A new report claims that director Guillermo del Toro's ‘Pacific Rim 2’ has been indefinitely delayed, and may never see the light of day.