According to deadline, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kajiu vs. robot smash fest Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim Uprising, is moving into a crowded March 2018 schedule, but away from a potential box office heavy weight, on Friday March 23rd.
Although the sequel (directed by Steven S. DeKnight who will be making his silver screen debut after a number of television writing and directing jobs) moves into a crowded March with A Wrinkle in Time (March 9th), Tomb Raider (March 16th), Robin Hood (March 23rd), and Ready Player One (March 30th), it does move far away from Black Panther which debuts on February 16th and all current signs point to a long reign for King T’Challa at the box office.
Opening a week after the upcoming buzz-heavy Marvel blockbuster would not have made a lot of business sense, especially in the domestic market place. The original Pacific Rim under performed to a large degree in the United States (raking in only $100 million dollars on a $190 million dollar budget), but the film made up for lost revenue at the international box office, earning over $300 million overseas.
The new film stars Jon Boyega and a number of international stars such as Tian Jing and Rinko Kikuchi.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for further news about Pacific Rim Uprising as it happens.