It seemed that a sequel to ‘Pacific Rim’ might not happen, but now ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is having a hard time finding a safe place in a very crowded 2018 release schedule.
Universal stated Wednesday, the release date to ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ would be pushed back from February 23 of next year to March 23, according to a report by Deadline.
A big budget action film can usually find a spot during the summer, but now that you have the Marvel Cinematic Universe releasing 2-3 films a year, Warner Bros. with 2 DC Extend Universe movies a year, and an annual Star Wars film – where does a giant robot monster movie find time to shine?
Let’s look at the early part of 2018:
Feb. 2 – ‘God Particle’ sequel to ‘Cloverfield’
Feb. 9 – ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’
Feb. 16 – ‘Black Panther’ MCU
March 2 – ‘Red Sparrow’ Jennifer Lawrence
March 9 – ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Disney / ‘Gringo’ Charlize Theron action thriller
March 16 – ‘Tomb Raider’ Alicia Vikander
March 23 – ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’
March 30 – ‘Ready Player One’ Steven Spielberg
April 6 – no blockbuster films
April 13 – ‘New Mutants’ X-Men
April 20 – ‘Rampage’ Dwayne Johnson
May 4 – ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
After looking at the schedule ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ should have moved up a month and released in January instead of getting eaten alive by ‘Ready Player One,’ but every studio wants distant from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ There will be a lot of box office failures and success stories between ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘Infinity War.’
Do you think Legendary Pictures made the right move? Comment below.
It’s been confirmed that John Boyega’s character Jake Pentecost, is the son of Stacker Pentecostis who was played by Idris Elba.
‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ is directed by Steven S. DeKnight from a screenplay by Emily Carmichael, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, and Kira Snyder. The film stars Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, John Boyega, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi.