Looks like fans of Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim franchise are going to have to wait a little longer to see a sequel. At least it’s happening, though! Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is set to lead the cast of the sequel, and we’ll get to see him kicking kaiju ass on February 23, 2018.
Pacific Rim 2 will be directed by Daredevil season one showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, and I can’t help but think he could give us a film that’s even better than the first one. DeKnight seems to have a solid sense of story, which is something that the first film could have used.
Del Toro is still attached to the project as an executive producer. There are no official details about the story, but you can bet your ass we’ll see giant robot jaegers epically battling giant monstrous kaiju and causing all kinds of massive destruction.
The film was originally supposed to be released in 2017, but it was removed from the release schedule last year when del Toro left the director’s chair.