“Pacific Rim 2” release date doesn’t look like it’s going to be pushing through as planned.
“Pacific Rim” was a mega blockbuster full of action, amazing graphics and “kaiju” that was just begging to a sequel to follow it. A “Pacific Rim 2” release date was the answer to every fans’ prayers once it was announced, but it looks like that dream of seeing “kaiju” in theatres once again has been shattered.
Fans shouldn’t be completely disappointed as IGN reported that the movie sequel has not cancelled production. Universal Pictures has just confirmed that the “Pacific Rim 2” release date has been put on an indefinite hold and will not be opening in 2017 as it was originally intended.
According to Den Of Geek, the original Aug. 4 , 2017 release date was temporarily delayed as the filmmakers wanted to be able to create a film that would be at par with “Pacific Rim.” Hopefully the sequel won’t be delayed too long.
“[Pacific Rim 2 is] not cancelled,” said director Guillermo Del Toro in an IGN interview. “I’m gonna do a little movie in between, if [the studio] deem[s] to approve it. But in the meantime we’re turning in a budget and a script in three weeks [on Pacific Rim 2].”
He continued, “So it’s still active. I still have my producer working on the budget and I still have the writer working on the script.”
“Pacific Rim” earned over $411 million at the global box office. It is a science fiction monster film set in the 2020s when Earth is at war with “kaiju,” massive alien monsters who have made it to the planet by a portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.