Pacific Rim 2 isn’t dead!
According to Deadline, the giant robot versus mega monster sequel will be moving forward with Steven S. DeKnight (“Daredevil”, “Spartacus”) taking the director’s chair from Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro will still be heavily involved as a producer and possibly into other bigger areas, as his tweet suggests.
The sequel to the 2013 sci-fi action/adventure film has gone through a lot of rough tides, from being approved and ready to go to being knocked 100% off the release schedule. But now it appears that things are back on track, although I highly doubt the revised August 4th, 2017 date is still the intended debut.
No matter, what I’m stoked as hell that we’re getting another movie! The first one was an absolute blast and I’ll be there on opening night!