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Universal confirm Pacifim Rim 2 WILL happen but at the minute it’s replaced by Pitch Perfect 3. No, seriously.

September 30th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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You may remember that there was some concern over the fate of Pacific Rim 2 (here & here), well now we have some good news and some truly “WTH?!” inspiring news.

Firstly, the good news, Universal Pictures have released a statement saying that Pacific Rim 2 IS still happening:

Legendary’s ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ originally scheduled for release on August 4, 2017, will be redated at a later time,” it reads. “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’ so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film.

Now the crazy: Pitch Perfect 2, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be released on August 4, 2017, the release date penned in for the Pacific Rim sequel. It’s been moved from July 21, 2017.

So that’s the state of play. It’s interesting to see how this news is being taken in some parts of the internet; many are delighted that the movie is still (more than likely) going to happen, while others think it’s a kiss of death for Guillermo Del Toro’s pet project.

We are going with the optimistic approach and will happily wait for a great sequel to the giant mechs vs giant monsters epic, but the day Pitch Perfect hits cinemas will be a slightly bitter one.

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….