Mark your calendars: John Boyega will be re-cancelling the apocalypse in 2018. Universal Pictures and Legendary have just officially set a release date for Pacific Rim 2, which seemed like a pipe dream three years ago when the original Pacific Rim failed to make much of an impression at the box office. Fortunately, our fellow sci-fi fans across the Atlantic were more than happy to add to the worldwide gross, and now here we are. Guillermo del Toro will not direct this time, so Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) is stepping into take his place.
Pacific Rim 2 Release Date
Universal Pictures will open Pacific Rim 2 on February 23, 2018. It is currently the only film scheduled for that date, although Marvel’s Black Panther opens the week before and an untitled Fox/Marvel film the week after. Warner Bros.’ Meg, a.k.a. the movie where Jason Statham fights a prehistoric shark, also opens the weekend after Pacific Rim 2. Perhaps it’ll get pushed back so the two sea monster movies won’t be in competition with each other.
Source: Slash Film