Paciffic Rim 2

Guillermo del Toro pulled out all the big guns in his 2013 hit, PACIFIC RIM; a science fiction film set in 2025. The film circled around the evolving theme of monsters vs. humans in an epic battle showcasing the survival of the fittest. The movie did strongly in the box office, reeling in over $411 million worldwide.

It was inevitable that a sequel would almost immediately be in the works and this week some announcements have evolved out of the Hollywood pipeline. It appears PACIFIC RIM: MAELSTROM, will be set to be released in 2018 and will be very different in appearance. As a matter of fact, the film will not be directed by del Toro, but, rather Steven S. DeKnight. DeKnight is best known as the writer and executive producer of the Starz series ‘Spartacus.’

At the time of writing, not too much is known regarding the plot and story, however, we have received some updates on casting.

JOHN BOYEGA (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS)

Role in Movie: Son of Stacker Pentecost

In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 photo, actor John Boyega poses for a photo during a promotion for the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," in Los Angeles. Boyega stars as Finn in the J.J. Abrams directed movie that opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

JING TIAN (KONG: SKULL ISLAND) 

Role in Movie: Unknown

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LEVI MEADON (‘The Killing’) 

Role in Movie: A Cadet 

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ADRIA ARJONA (‘True Detective’) 

Role in Movie: Unknown

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SCOTT EASTWOOD (SUICIDE SQUAD) 

Role in Movie: Unknown

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CAILEE SPAENY  

Role in Movie: Spaeny is a new comer to the Hollywood scene will play the main lead. 

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None of the original cast members have been confirmed to return.

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