Even though a report in July seemingly confirmed that Pacific Rim 2 would begin shooting in November, a new report suggests that the sequel to the 2013 Pacific Rim has been halted indefinitely.
The halt in production is said to be a result of Legendary’s tense relationship with both Warner Bros. and Universal, the former having produced the original film.
Legendary’s and Universal’s relationship turned sour recently after the disappointing performances of both Blackhat and Seventh Son, leading to Universal having concerns over Legendary’s upcoming Warcraft and The Great Wall films. Legendary CEO Thomas Tull has also been a controversial figure in this souring relationship, having taken an unwarranted amount of credit for the success of Jurassic World (something he also did with the success of The Dark Knight), both films he (and Legendary) only helped to finance.
Thoughts on this report? Are you disappointed that production may have ceased on Pacific Rim 2?
By Ruari Williamson