More ‘Pacific Rim 2’ casting news and released date announced

Over the past few months, news has been slowly rolling out about Pacific Rim 2. We know that Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly penning the script. And a few weeks back, we learned that John Boyega had been cast in the lead role as Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son. Now, add a release date on to the news. Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 will open on February 23, 2018.

Over the past few months there has been lots of news pouring out about the upcoming Pacific Rim 2.

From those past news bits we have learned that Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner, would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with the Jurassic World co-writer Derik Connolly writing the script.  We also learned that Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block actor John Boyega had been cast in the leading role as the son to Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son.

Now for the most recent news – Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 would be released into theaters on February 23, 2018.  This means that it falls in-between the release dates of Marvel’s Black Panther (February 16) and Fox’s currently untitled project that is speculated to be either Deadpool 2 or New Mutants.

Later yesterday, after the release date announcement, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, is in early talks to star along side Boyega in the sequel to the 2013 sci-fi action picture.

If for some reason you can not wait until 2018 to see the young Eastwood in action, you can catch him this August in the much anticipated Suicide Squad movie.

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