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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Delayed Until March 2018

Let’s be clear — here at Nerd & Tie we love 2013’s Pacific Rim probably more than we should. I mean, it’s giant robots punching giant monsters, and it is amazing. Now even though the sequel lost Guillermo del Toro as a creative force (who is the main reason the first one was so great), we’re can’t wait for the film.

Though it seems like we’ll have to.

The latest news is that Pacific Rim: Uprising will no longer make its February 23, 2018 release date. Instead the studio is pushing the film back a month to March 23rd. I know it’s not a huge move, but that puts the movie only a week before Ready Player One. We’re assuming the move is due to Black Panther coming out just a week before the original date in February.

Honestly, if I were Lionsgate, I wouldn’t want to go up against Marvel Studios either.

We leave you with the bit of footage from San Diego Comic Con which we decided was too small to get its own story. We’re still excited for this one, even if we have to wait a little longer to get it.

Via Deadline

Our First Look at Pacific Rim Uprising’s Jaegers

We’re not ones to hide how much we love Pacific Rim at Nerd and Tie, so you can bet we were very excited to see what License Magazine and Twitter user Immortan Matt had to share!

Still recognizable, especially the Gipsy Danger-esque blue robot in the middle. I’ll be curious to see how they look when they’re actually moving though.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set to hit land in February of 2018.

Episode 77 – Vanishing into the Ether

On this episode of Nerd & Tie (after we finish talking about Pokemon Go and get to the actual content) we talk about Star Trek‘s Abramsverse getting renamed the “Kelvin Timeine,” John Cho’s version of Hikaru Sulu being confirmed as gay (and all the fall out associated with it), Pacific Rim 2 finally getting a release date, Netflix greenlighting a remake of Lost in Space, how the Tetris movie will be the first in a trilogy, and how Sukoshi Con has cancelled all of their future conventions.

That’s right, Sukoshi Con is done forever.

Also, go Team Valor.

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets a Release Date

Pacific Rim was, by far, our favorite movie of 2013 here at Nerd & Tie. It had giant robots, it had kaiju, it had giant robots punching kaiju… it was just everything. Most importantly though, it managed to stay completely away from the concept of “grimdark” — which for the most part we’re kind of sick of. I mean, there was bad stuff, but the movie just still felt optimistic.

Even through an apocalypse.

Financially the film was a mixed bag — it didn’t do that well in the US, but internationally it was a hit (especially in China). A sequel was announced pretty quickly, but then it went into limbo for a while. The possibility of Pacific Rim 2 showing up got less and less likely.

But then everything turned around.

First, we found out a script was compeleted for the sequel. Then a new director was announced — with Steven S. DeKnight taking over from franchise creator Guillermo del Toro (who is just a busy, busy man). Then earlier this month, we started getting casting news – with John Boyega joining the cast. The only question remaining was “when are we getting a release date?”

Well, the answer is now.

Univseral and Legendary have officially announced that Pacific Rim 2 will hit US theaters February 23, 2018. While that release date puts it squarely between Marvel’s Black Panther and an unnamed Fox Marvel film (likely Deadpool 2), it’s important to note that this film isn’t really for us. It’s for China, and we’re getting it too.

And I’m going to be so happy to see it.

The best part is, Star Wars Episode VIII will likely still be in some theaters then, and you might be able to totally do a John Boyega scifi double feature at some places.

Because that would be amazing.

Via The Wrap

Episode 75 – No Help at All

On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast, we discuss John Boyega joining the cast of Pacific Rim 2, Kung Fury 2’s apparent development, Sacha Baron Cohen being cast as the big screen ‘Mandrake the Magician,’ we let Nick talk about Voltron, a version of Vixen will appear on Legends of Tomorrow, and Pher went to 2D Con.

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John Boyega Cast in Pacific Rim 2

We love Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie. I mean we’ve probably said it about a million times at this point, but I’m not sure we can actually emphasize it enough. Pacific Rim is on the short list of “best things ever” around these parts.

Because of that, we’ve been following the development of Pacific Rim 2 pretty closely for a while. It’s been a rocky road to say the least, but with a new director the sequel seems to finally be materializing.

The latest news is that we’re finally getting some casting information for the film. Star Wars Episode VII star John Boyega has now been cast, apparently playing the son of Idris Elba’s role from the first movie.

Boyega announced the casting on his twitter account:


Boyega’s casting is welcome news to Pacific Rim fans as he’s an amazing actor and should be able to jump into the tone of the franchise without a problem. Obviously this is a story we’ll still keep following, and here’s hoping we’ll finally get a release date for the film soon.

Via Screenrant

Episode 68 – I Ain’t Afraid of No Dudebro

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.

He had fun.

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Pacific Rim 2 Has a New Director

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has had a rocky road so far. The sequel got announced back in 2014, but later got put on indefinite hold. Then we got word that a script was completed, but the film was still treading water.

One of the biggest challenges to the film’s future may have just been resolved though, and that’s how busy del Toro is with other projects. THR is reporting that he’s stepped aside, and that Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over as director for Pacific Rim 2.

I’m of two minds on this. On the one hand, DeKnight taking over directing means that Legendary is still moving forward with the film. That means Pacific Rim 2 has a pretty good chance of still happening. On the other hand, del Toro’s creative voice was crucial to the unique awesomeness that was the first film. And while Guillermo del Toro would still remain on as a producer, it’s nowhere near the same as if he was still directing.

So, I guess I’m skeptically optimistic.

Via THR

Episode 59 – #BringBackThePher

On this bigger than ever episode, Vinnk (of FamicomDojo.tv) is sitting in for Pher. We talk about the current state of Pacific Rim 2, the cancellation of Mythbusters, Donna Noble’s Doctor Who Audio Drama return, K-9 getting his own movie, IfCon Victoria disappearing into the night, the 2015 World Fantasy Convention coming to its senses, and SXSW’s complete and total bungling of its anti-Harassment summit.

It’s a really, really long one folks.

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Pacific Rim 2 Has a Script, Waiting For Greenlight

Here’s the thing – we love Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie. It is quite possibly our favorite thing, and is on the short list of “everything Trae, Nick and Pher agree on.” So when Pacific Rim 2 got announced back in 2014, we got excited. Then we all fell into a deep depression when it was announced that the film had been placed on indefinite hold last month. Hope still remained, but not much.

Well, Guillermo del Toro hasn’t given up, as he tweeted earlier today that he had completed the script for Pacific Rim 2 and has submitted it to the studio.

Now we all begin holding our collective breaths. Legendary has a gap in their schedule in 2019, and this movie still has a shot…

…a small one, but it’s there.