HALLELUJAH! I did a little dance in my chair when I read this news, I’m not even gonna lie.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 is still happening! It was reported earlier in the month that production on the sequel to del Toro’s 2013 awesome alien vs. giant robot romp had been stopped indefinitely, but it looks like that’s no longer the case.
Universal Pictures clarified with a press release:
“Legendary’s ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ originally scheduled for release on August 4, 2017, will be redated at a later time. The filmmakers, Legendary and Universal Pictures are committed to having ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ the sequel to 2013’s ‘Pacific Rim,’ which generated more $411 million at the global box office, be the vanguard, fully-immersive experience that the franchise deserves. To this end, the decision was made to delay the production and release of ‘Pacific Rim’ so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film.”
It’s definitely a Hollywood response, not acknowledging any of the politics or hiccups, but all that really matters is that Pacific Rim 2 is still happening.
Pitch Perfect 3, which had been scheduled for July 21, 2017, will take Pacific Rim 2’s original date.
There’s no new date for Pacific Rim 2 but I’m not bothered because I’m too excited that it’s still on the schedule at all. Yay!
Are you guys excited Guillermo del Toro’s sequel is happening once more? Sound off in the comments!