Pacific Rim Uprising Release Date Moves Back

It looks like Gipsy Avenger will have to wait one more month to show the world what she can do as Universal Pictures and Legendary have announced that their Pacific Rim Uprising release date has moved from February 23, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018. The sequel’s new date is already quite crowded, as it is scheduled to see the release of Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs, the Paramount animated film Sherlock Gnomes, Paramount’s Johnny Knoxville comedy Action Point, and Warner Bros.’ new reboot of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One also opens one week later on March 30.

It’s been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes. When the Kaiju threat returns, we will be ready.

Formerly titled Pacific Rim: MaelstromUprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force AwakensAttack the Block), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the FuriousSnowden), Jing Tian (The Great WallKong: Skull Island), Wesley Wong (Buxiude ShiguangSorry I Love You), Lily Ji (SkiptraceTransformers: Age of Extinction), Lan Yingying (Surgeons StoryEmpresses in the Palace), Qian Yongchen (The War of BeautiesThe Golden Age of the Leftover Ladies), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3Kill Zone 2), and newcomers Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil), Pacific Rim Uprising is based on the universe first created by genre film culture innovator Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham in the 2013 blockbuster Pacific Rim. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro are producing the new action adventure alongside Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter and Eric McLeod serve as the film’s executive producers.

Catch Pacific Rim Uprising in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters March 23, 2018.