Pacific Rim 2 is Dead in the Water Once Again

Jason McDonald

You win some and you lose some.  For fans of mechs and kaijus, we finally got our big blockbuster action movie, but the outlook on a new sequel seems to grow dimmer and dimmer everyday.

A while ago it seemed that the future of “Pacific Rim 2” was intertwined with the success of Guillermo Del Toro’s “Crimson Peak.”  Unfortunately, while reviewed well, the film didn’t light the box office on fire.  And now it seems like the ghosts of the box office past have come to haunt “Pacific Rim 2.”

THR learned today that Guillermo Del Toro was reuniting with James Cameron, who tried to help Del Toro bring “In the Mouth of Madness” to life, for a modern remake of “Fantastic Voyage.”  And while that’s all very exciting, the bummer comes at the end of the article where THR reveals that inside sources have told them that “Pacific Rim 2” is “off the table indefinitely.”

However, THR does offer a bit of hope as well.  Legendary, the studio that brought “Pacific Rim” to life in the first place, might be bought up by a major Chinese corporation.  That’s potentially good news because “Pacific Rim” was a major success in China.  So it’s possible that someone in this new company might see it as a potentially profitable passion project to undertake.  Only time will tell, but for now, I’m letting go of the dream.



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