Pacific Rim 2 officially titled 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'!

Pacific Rim 2 officially titled 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'!

Scified2016-11-09 11:42:41
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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! 

Source: Instagram

Pacific Rim Uprising movie news, trailers and cast

Pacific Rim Uprising March 23rd, 2018

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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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Written by MattPublished on 2016-11-09 11:42:41
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12 Fan responses to Pacific Rim 2 officially titled 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'!


AtmanAdmin21599 XPNov-09-2016 11:58 AM

This is so exciting!!!

I Meme Everything

2KMember4115 XPNov-09-2016 2:43 PM

^I second that!


InitiateMember210 XPNov-09-2016 4:00 PM

Its hard to believe that a 8 or 9 months ago, this film was dead in the water with little apparent chance of being made.  Now, it is being filmed as we speak.

The kaiju gods are indeed smiling down upon us.  I see great and wonderful things ahead. :)


NoobMember61 XPNov-09-2016 8:27 PM

Great time to be alive if you're a kaiju fan!

Darth Shiro

ContributorMember883 XPNov-09-2016 9:59 PM

Hope more news will come.


InitiateMember425 XPNov-10-2016 7:45 AM

It is pretty funny that it seemed like Del Toro was in some type of denial about this movie becoming reality.


Now it seems to be moving along nicely. Can't wait, I loved the first one.


AtmanAdmin21599 XPNov-10-2016 7:50 AM

@Danzilla, indeed! It's great to see this project has been revived and is finally in production. Steven S. DeKnight, the director is also pretty active on Twitter and open to discussing the film so I'm excited to see what he shares as filming kicks off.


NoobMember82 XPNov-10-2016 8:32 AM

I can't wait to see the figures!


InitiateMember339 XPNov-10-2016 8:48 AM

A Gamera cross over would be cool with this flick.


AtmanAdmin21599 XPNov-10-2016 10:43 AM

Yes, that would be!

I Meme Everything

2KMember4115 XPNov-10-2016 10:53 AM

^and Godzilla!


NoobMember12 XPNov-20-2016 7:23 AM

Just watched the first Pacific Rim with my son. We both can't wait to wath the second !!
Personaly it was my 4th time. Just LOVE it !

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