I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you were looking forward to some more robot on kaiju action in your near future, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer.
Universal Pictures is shuffling a bunch of its future releases around. For some of these future projects its a simple matter of moving back a few months. Others, however, are being pushed back almost a year.
Guillermo Del Toro’s followup to his robot extravaganza “Pacific Rim” won’t be hitting theaters on April 7, 2017 anymore. Instead it’ll be pushed back to August 4, 2017. That seems to be a simple matter of positioning as the next “Fast & Furious” film is slated to release on April 14th. In that situation you don’t want to be competing against yourself for box office revenue.
“The Mummy” reboot, on the other hand, is getting a much bigger push back. The film was originally expected to release next year on June 24th, but now it’s being pushed back by almost a year to March 24, 2017. Given that Universal is trying to turn their classic monster movies into a new expanded universe, it’s reasonable to assume that they’d want more time to put those plans into action.
Source: The Wrap