Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 may be dead in the water

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

We’ve heard a lot of cool details over the past couple of months regarding PACIFIC RIM 2, and while the first didn’t exactly make GODZILLA numbers, it seemed like it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro‘s follow-up may be dead in the water. In a lengthy article detailing the relationship between Lionsgate and Universal, the Reporter makes mention that their sources say Legendary has halted production indefinitely and will push the release date back, if it gets made at all. There’s been no official word regarding the film’s production, so we’ll have to wait and see if it’s just talk or something more.

Sadly, this news doesn’t exactly come as any great surprise. Del Toro has never really hit those big box-office numbers studios are looking for, despite crafting some fan-favorites like the Hellboy films. If you were wondering why the man seems to take on so many projects, you may have your answer! Poor guy doesn’t even know which of his movies will be made next, if any! In the meantime, I’d like to remain blissfully unaware of what the Reporter is stating, but I’ll feel more comfortable once we hear word from del Toro himself on the matter.

As of now, PACIFIC RIM 2 is still set for a August 4, 2017 release.

Seriously, how could someone not want more of this?

Source: Lionsgate

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