Preparation in canceling the apocalypse yet again has begun.
Production on the upcoming sequel Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 monster film, Pacific Rim has officially started out in Australia and knowing that the movie is actually filming right now is a miracle considering all the hurdles that was in the way of making it happen.
Though getting plenty of love from audiences and critics when it came out, Pacific Rim wasn’t exactly a smash hit at the box-office here in the states by only making $101.8 million against its $190 million overall budget. Thankfully the movie proved to be a little bit more profitable in foreign territories to help it gross over $400 million and make its budget back.
A sequel was made official in 2014 with a 2017 release date in mind, but then del Toro had to drop out of directing, but stayed on to write and produce it. Then conflicts between Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios caused it to be “halted indefinitely”, but was confirmed to just be another release delay. But then Steve S. DeKnight from Daredevil was brought on to direct and here we are now. Talk about a journey.
That’s not all though, we also now know the official title from John Boyega, who is playing the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, posting his script onto his Instagram.
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is what we can look forward to now. Maelstrom was originally the working title during its development.
Other people coming on to fight to good fight against Kaijus are Cailee Spaeny, Scott Eastwood, Adria Arjona, Mackenyu Maeda, Jing Tian, and Levi Meaden. No confirmed word yet as to who from the first film will come back.
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Pacific Rim: Maelstrom will drift into theaters on February 23, 2018.