Yes Jaeger and Kaijue groupies, Pacific Rim 2 has finished casting and Cailee Spaney is going to be the lead actress, across from John Boyega. This is most excellent news. I don’t know about you but I was crushed when the news broke that Pacific Rim 2 was put on indefinite hold. Then the news that Wanda Studios of China had bought Legendary Studios breathed life back into the franchise gave us hope. Well that hope does not appear to be unfounded.
Now rumors I’m hearing are that John Boyega is going to be playing Stacker Pentecost’s son. I don’t know about you but I absolutely loved the character of Stacker Pentecost and Idris Elba was brilliant in the role, so I’m very excited about this plot decision.
The latest news has it that production will begin in Australia in November (which is right around the corner), and that part of it will be filmed in China. This is all according to an exclusive that Variety got on the matter.
Apparently fans of Pacific Rim are known as Jaegermeisters? The things I learn on the internet.
Anyway you can check out the full cast and crew at IMDB if you’re curious.
According to IMDB they are still calling it Pacific Rim Maelstrom, which is a cool title but with a release date out in 2018, we will have to see if that holds.
Once more into the breach!