“Pacific Rim 2” Pulled Off From Universal’s Release Calendar, But Sequel Still Happening

By Sohini Biswas | 2 years ago
“Pacific Rim 2” Pulled Off From Universal’s Release Calendar, But Sequel Still Happening
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Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” sequel has been detained for an unspecified time after Universal has formally pulled the film from its 2017 plan. Read on for more details.

The sequel to the original movie in 2013 was slated for a theatrical release in Aug. 2017, but the alleged rumors of Legendary Pictures project been pushed back has been confirmed. Meanwhile, the studio unveils that this is just to permit more time to Del Toro and his creative team to refine the sci-fi action follow-up and give it the astonishing display of the original.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Pacific Rim 2” has been pulled off from its release calendar, Universal Pictures announced. The franchise to writer-director del Toro’s robot face-off had been slated on Aug. 4, 2017, but the studio is moving “Pitch Perfect 3” from July 21, 2017, to its place.

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The announcement from the studio on Tuesday mentioned that Universal and Legendary would continue to be committed to producing “the vanguard, the fully-immersive experience that the franchise deserves” and the movie will be rescheduled later.

Meanwhile, del Toro is still confident and loyal that “Pacific Rim 2” will be executed in the due course of time. While talking to EW, he said, “We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.”

According to Cinema Blend, there was no certainty in making “Pacific Rim 2.” Although the movie collected a grossing of $400 million against a budget of $190 million, it wasn’t a smashing domestic hit as the maximum preceding came from overseas, hence it’s understandable that Universal would definitely be cautioned about the follow-up.

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Sohini is a writer by profession and painter by birth. She is also a bookworm and is involved in various gender empowerment activities. When she’s not playing with words, she is most likely busy painting or sculpting her imagery.