Pacific Rim 2 has recently made headlines after a long dry spell by beginning to release its cast. The most recent addition to the cast of Pacific Rim 2 is Jing Tian, which was announced by Legendary Pictures today.
However, this is very exciting news, as this is the second major cast release for Pacific Rim 2 in a week. Jing Tian has had experience with giant monster films before, as she will co-star in Skull Island which will be released next year. Hopefully, this news indicates that more casting news for the project is on the way as of now.
Jing Tian is best known for her work in chinese films such as 'New Police Story' and 'Special Id', which she co-starred alongside Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen respectively. Legendary Pictures did not disclose what role she would be playing in the film at this time.
Pacific Rim 2 will take place after the events of the first film, with Star Wars' John Boyega starring as Stacker Pentecost's son. Cailee Spaeny will also star as a lead in an undisclosed role. 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: Legendary Pictures via Slashfilm
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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