The sequel to the film “Pacific Rim” has hit a major milestone, in the fact that filming has finally been completed.
Back in 2013 when the original Pacific Rim hit theaters, it wasn’t nearly a big of a hit in the United States as many thought it would be, but it did do incredibly well overseas. This was all helped by a ton of passionate and dedicated fans who liked the overall premise of the movie. None of this matters now that the sequel entitled Pacific Rim: Uprising will be hitting theaters in 2018. One particular thing to keep in mind is that Guillermo del Toro did not reprise his role as the director.
Instead of del Toro, Steven S. DeKnight, who is known for being the showrunner of season one of Daredevil, was the one who was in the director’s seat. Another point to take note of is that the sequel will replace much of the cast from the original films with other talented up and coming actors such as John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. More important than this is the development that the movie has just wrapping up filming, and an announcement for that was made by DeKnight on his own personal Instagram account.
Pacific Rim: Uprising will premiere in theaters in a little less than a year and with filming completed now, DeKnight and the rest of the crew and creative time will go into the post-production and editing phase. Aside from Daredevil, DeKnight has also proven how good of a storyteller he is in other works, such as with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spartacus and Angel, just to name a few examples.
Boyega is one of the big names attached to the film. His big breakout role was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and following the success of that movie, Uprising happened to be the first big role he signed onto afterwards.