Published Sep 16, 2015Guillermo Del Toro's 2013 epic Pacific Rim was a hit with audiences and critics alike, raking in a massive $411 million worldwide. A sequel was set to be filmed later this year for release in 2017, but it's since been held back.
A new, lengthy story from The Hollywood Reporter details the tumultuous relationship between Legendary and Universal, including their beef over Del Toro's 2015 film Crimson Peak. Universal was set to split the bill with Legendary, provided Del Toro offered a PG-13 film. Instead, his final product was an R, and Legendary was stuck with the full cost of the movie.
Sources told THR that Pacific Rim 2 is likely too expensive a film for producers to fund at this point. As such, it's been postponed indefinitely, and may never get made.