Some troubling news is afoot: Pacific Rim: Uprising‘s release date has been pushed back again. The sequel, which is directed by Steven S DeKnight, is moving from 23 February 2018 to 23 March 2018.
The reason for the move isn’t clear, but whatever the cause we’re super ticked at it for making us wait another month. Seriously, we’ve already waited four years for it. What’s the holdup?
The change also means that Pacific Rim: Uprising will be going head to head with Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which is set to come out a week later on 30 March. Interesting move.
Pacific Rim: Uprising stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and TS Nowlin wrote the screenplay and Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent and Thomas Tull are serving as producers.
The film takes place around a decade after the original Pacific Rim, set in a near future version of Earth at war with the Kaiju, and revolves around Boyega’s character Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, who died in the first film.
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