The giant monster movie is seeming to come back and in a big way. With successes like Godzilla in our rearview mirror and movies like Kong: Skull Island just on the horizon, the future seems bright for these types of movies. However while it fun to look to the
future, we cannot forget the disappointments of the past. One in particular being Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. While the film was deemed entertaining by many, it underperformed in the domestic box office. If it had not been saved by foreign markets, the main culprit being China, the film would’ve even been considered a box office failure. But luckily the film was saved and it even made enough money to warrant the making of a sequel.
And after many setbacks, Pacific Rim 2 is finally really coming together. Just recently John Boyega was attached to lead the film. He will playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original, Stacker Pentecost. Also Steven DeKnight (most recently known for showrunning the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil) was attached to direct the picture. And now it has an official date. February 23rd, 2018 is when we get to see the Pacific Rim universe come back to the big screen.
As for the original cast, it is unclear who, if anyone, is returning for the sequel. former director Guillermo del Toro will be working as a producer on this project. And I know this date does seem far off but trust me, it’ll be February 2018 before any of us know it.
WHoa! So some news just dropped while I was writing this, so why not just add this in instead of write a whole new article. It seems Legendary is eyeing Scott Eastwood for a lead role. As you read above, this would mean he would be joining Star Wars alum John Boyega in this sequel. It is unclear what character Eastwood would be playing in this new installment, but this movie doesn’t come out for over a year. We have time.
So what’s got you excited? Scott Eastwood possibly joining the ranks or PR2 finally getting a date? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Pacific Rim 2 and other things in the world of movie news.