The release of Pacific Rim: Uprising has changed and it might be for the best. The film has been pushed back a month from February 23 to March 23 according to. The most obvious reason for this change in release is to move the film away from Black Panther which is slated to be released February 16. I ultimately believe that this move will benefit the film and specifically box office numbers of the film.
This will also be another monster film released by Legendary in March. Kong Skull: Island was released in March this year and Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is set to hit theaters March 24, 2019. March could prove to be a prime release spot for any future Pacific Rim or MonsterVerse films made from Legendary.
The film will face the new Robin Hood film staring Taron Egerton opening weekend and will be released a week ahead of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. So the film will still face some stiff competition. Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed Steven DeKnight and will star John Boyega.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Written by: James Howey