Pacific Rim 2 has a release date

Pacific Rim 2 on its wayPacific Rim 2, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi blockbuster, is now set to be released on February 23, 2018.

According to a report by Variety, Pacific Rim 2 is the first film slotted for this date. As previously reported, the sequel will star John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first film, Stacker Pentecost.

Pacific Rim 2 is the second installment in the franchise based on a world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. It will be directed by Steven S. Knight (Daredevil).

Pacific Rim is set in the near future where humans need to pilot giant robots called “Jaegers” in order to fight the Kaiju – monsters that emerge from an inter-dimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Production on the film had previously been delayed indefinitely but fans of the universe will be glad to know that they have an exact date to wait for to see their favorite jaegers battling kaijus once more.