Actor John Boyega took to twitter this morning to officially reveal the start of filming for Pacific Rim 2. In an instagram post, he showcased the scripts cover page, revealing that the film will be titled "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom".
Prior to this official confirmation, the 'Maelstrom' subtitle had only been alluded to as a working title. Now with the start of filming, keep checking Scified as we receive new updates about production on the film. Let us know in the comments below, what you think about this title!
Cailee Spaeny will also star as a lead in an undisclosed role along with Levi Meaden. Other confirmed new cast members include Ivanna Sakhno and Adria Arjona. The age of all confirmed cast members so far does indicate a potential new class of recruits to pilot the Jaegers.
Pacific Rim 2 will take place after the events of the first film, with Star Wars' John Boyega starring as Stacker Pentecost's son. Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi's return are yet to be announced. Plot-wise, it was mentioned early on that the sequel would explore more of the Kaiju's origins and of course, introduce us to new Jaegers and technology. For more breaking news on Pacific Rim 2, keep it locked to Scified!
Pacific Rim Uprising March 23rd, 2018
More about Pacific Rim Uprising (movie)
Steven S. DeKnight is set to direct Legendary's PACIFIC RIM 2 (Pacific Rim Uprising), the follow-up to the epic action-adventure Guillermo del Toro created with 2013's hit original film, with a script penned by Zak Penn, Jon Spaights and del Toro. The producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene. Jillian Share will executive produce. Universal Pictures will release the film worldwide in 3D.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising's release date is March 23rd, 2018.
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