That’s right Kaiju groupies, not only does Pacific Rim have a lead actor but also it now has an official release date. No longer languishing in the hinterlands of unknown space and time, Pacific Rim is now scheduled to be released on Feburary 28 of 2018! Ok, yes that’s a ways out there but it’s better than being adrift in the void with no hope of a sequel.
Now from what I can tell John Boyega (of Star Wars fame) will be the lead actor and he will play the son of Stacker Pentecost (brilliantly played by Idris Elba). This could be very good.
Let’s hope that this date holds and we get a sequel in 2018. The sequel to Gareth Edward’s Godzilla has been pushed back to 2019 so once again Pacific Rim steps into the breech between Godzilla movies to tide us over with a Kaiju movie.