The follow-up sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi thriller about giant robots who protect the world from Kaiju monsters.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Director Guillermo del Toro himself revealed two weeks ago that the sequel is still happening, since he is turning in the script and a budget within a matter of weeks. He did add, though that he may make another movie between Crimson Peak, which hits theaters October 16, and Pacific Rim 2, which the filmmaker co-wrote alongside Travis Beacham and Jon Spaihts. No returning cast members from Pacific Rim have been confirmed, but it is believed that Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman will be coming back.
It's possible the movie Guillermo del Toro may shoot is a small, independent creature feature he teased back in July 2014. The filmmaker said, at the time, that he hoped to shoot that film in early 2015, but it isn't known if he actually filmed that mystery movie or not. The filmmaker said that he wanted to cast John Hurt and an unspecified actress, who only has one short film and one feature under her belt, for this creature project, which he would film in black and white.Read More
Pacific Rim 2 was praised by the nation's critics, earning a 72% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it didn't exactly set the box office on fire. It earned just $101.8 million at the domestic box office, but performed much better internationally, taking in $309.2 million for a worldwide tally of $411 million. While those numbers aren't poor by any means, the film cost a whopping $190 million to make, and there were rumors that the original movie's cost may have been a factor in "delaying" the sequel. As for the other movie in the "middle" he may make before Pacific Rim 2, the filmmaker has already hinted what that may be as well.
As of now, Pacific Rim 2 is still set for an August 4, 2017 release date, but don't be surprised if that is moved in the near future. Are you disappointed that Pacific Rim 2 is further off than we originally hoped? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates on this highly-anticipated sequel.Read More