Fans looking forward to returning to the world of Kaijus and giant robots will have to wait. Multiple sources are telling me that Guillermo del Toro's sequel to "Pacific Rim" is getting a delay.
Originally slated to shoot in Toronto in November of this year, we're now being told that the production for "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom" has been delayed until 2016--what month specifically, we don't know. The reason for the delay is also unknown at this time, but there's a good chance this will negatively affect the release date, which is currently set for August 4, 2017.
I have reached out to Legendary Pictures for a comment and they were not allowed to speak about it at the moment.
"Pacific Rim: Maelstrom" was set to place a few years after the first film, it was not an immediate follow-up.
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