Entertainment Weekly has this week reported that Universal has issued a statement clarifying that the sequel to the original Pacific Rim movie has now been delayed and will no longer be released on August 4th, 2017.
Even though the Pacific Rim 2 movie has been delayed, Universal has confirmed that there will definitely be a sequel, and the movie is only delayed but not dead.
The statement released by Universal this week explained:
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.
The movie Pitch Perfect 3 is now set to be launched during August 2017 to replace the delayed Pacific Rim 2 movie.