A short while ago the devastating news that Pacific Rim 2 had been delayed indefinitely had fans very upset, and no one knew for sure what was happening. After it was announced that the film had been removed from Legendary’s release schedule, we all assumed the worst. Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated sequel was dead.
However, Legendary and Universal have now released a statement with regards to Pacific Rim 2, and what exactly is happening with it. The film has officially been removed from its planned 4th August 2017 release date, and a new date has not been announced, but the official statement is actually kinda positive, as long as you have patience.
Here is the official statement:
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 2 so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film.
PACIFIC RIM 2 is the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 epic action-adventure, with a script penned by del Toro, Jon Spaihts (Passengers, Prometheus) and Travis Beacham. Universal Pictures will release the film worldwide in 3D and IMAX.
So actually that statement is not as bad as we originally thought. Pacific Rim 2 has not been cancelled altogether, we are just going to have to wait a little longer to see it.
While I am annoyed at having to wait longer, I’d rather that than the film be cancelled completely. So yes, it would seem that we can still look forward to Pacific Rim 2, and as soon as there are any further updates, we will be sure to bring them to you.