‘Pacific Rim 2’ Officially Delayed, ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Taking Its Release Date

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Kaiju fans rejoice! Pitch Perfect 3 may be taking Pacific Rim 2 previously-announced release date, but the followup to Guillermo del Toro’s science fiction monster-action film is still happening.

We recently reported that “the project has been halted indefinitely” due to the fallout between Universal and Legendary Pictures, but Universal Pictures has clarified the change with an official statement:

Legendary’s PACIFIC RIM 2, originally scheduled for release on August 4, 2017, will be redated at a later time. The filmmakers, Legendary and Universal Pictures are committed to having PACIFIC RIM 2, the sequel to 2013’s PACIFIC RIM, which generated more $411 million at the global box office, be the vanguard, fully-immersive experience that the franchise deserves. To this end, the decision was made to delay the production and release of PACIFIC RIM 2 so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film.

PACIFIC RIM 2 is the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 epic action-adventure, with a script penned by del Toro, Jon Spaihts (Passengers,Prometheus) and Travis Beacham. Universal Pictures will release the film worldwide in 3D and IMAX.”

Or, to put it another way, the sequel to Del Toro’s popular film has been removed from their calendar and will be redated at a later time. It’s not much, but I suppose it’s better than nothing. The filmmaker might do a small indie movie as his next project instead.

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In the same announcement, Pitch Perfect 3 has moved from July 21, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017, which looks less competitive, as no other films are currently scheduled for the rest of August 2017 quite yet.The next installment in the a cappella comedy series, on the other hand, seems like a much surer bet for the studio. Whatever.

Via: Collider