Pacific Rim 2 Delayed Indefinitely

Pacific Rim, a film inspired the hit anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, featuring mankind fighting for its survival in giant mechs called Jaegers in response to the threat of giant aliens. The hit film was released several years ago now and was directed by Guillermo del Toro, however, it may seem like its sequel has hit a monster even bigger than the ones it shows on screen.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Pacific Rim 2, set for release in August 2017 and was scheduled to start filming in November, has halted indefinitely. In most cases it tends to be that large films like this may be delayed, but more and more in recent years, this is signs of bigger troubles and struggles, which often lead to the film never making it to your local cinema.

The initial rumours for the budget stood at around $190 million, a little over Jurassic Worlds $150 but still short of films like the Avengers: Age of Ultron which had a whopping $250 million budget. The original film didn’t do great taking in only $101 million at the box office, a nice figure that was only just over half of the films development costings. The success comes from Legend noticing how much it succeeded in China, with support gathering not only for a second film but the second was rumoured to be building up towards a third.

Were you excited about Pacific Rim 2? How did you find the first film? Would you see Pacific Rim 2 in the cinema or would it be a DVD buy several months later?

Pacific Rim Starts Shooting In November

Pacific Rim is an action movie with giant robots (jaegers) fighting giant monsters (kaiju) it was released for the summer back in 2013 it had a soft opening at the U.S box office, but the feature did well enough at the international box office to earn itself a sequel more giant metal elbow rocket punching fun for all.

During an interview with yahoo, Guillermo del Toro revealed that things are quickly moving forward with the sequel and Del Toro said Pacific Rim 2 is starting shooting in November. Del Toro added, “We are deep into designing the robots, the kaijus…having fun planning the battles. Very exciting news, it’s good to see they’re putting extensive dedication into the designs of monsters and robots to hopefully make them as memorable as the first wave of monsters and mechas.

It’s exciting news for pacific rim fans although the gap between the first film and the sequel seems very big 2013 release and a 2017 release seems like a very large time to plan a sequel lets just hope Del Toro can deliver an interesting story and plenty of mecha fighting.

Are you excited for Pacific Rim 2? Pacific Rim 2 is scheduled to be released on August 4th 2017.

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