Pacific Rim 2 Put on Hold, Potentially Canceled - Report

The monster movie sequel has been "halted indefinitely," according to a new report.


The Pacific Rim sequel from director Guillermo del Toro and Legendary Pictures, which was scheduled to hit theaters in 2017, has been put on hold, and may never see the light of day. That's according to multiple sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, who claim that Pacific Rim 2 "isn't a sure thing."

"Sources say Legendary liked that the original performed exceptionally well in China, where the company is heavily invested, but for now the project--which had been ramping up to make a release date in August 2017--has been halted indefinitely and will be pushed back (if it gets made at all)," the report claims.

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Pacific Rim hit theaters in October 2014 and made around $411 million worldwide against a reported $190 million budget. The monster movie starred Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, as well as Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and Charlie Day.

This news, if true, is no doubt a bummer for del Toro. The filmmaker said in a 2014 interview that he was hoping to make three Pacific Rim movies.

Be sure to read The Hollywood Reporter's full story to get all the details about the situation surrounding Pacific Rim, Legendary Pictures, and Warner Bros.

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