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Pacific Rim: Uprising release date delayed
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Pacific Rim: Uprising release date delayed

The release date for Pacific Rim: Uprising has been delayed. 

The movie was due to hit US cinemas on February 23rd with a UK release date of March 2nd, but has now been delayed to March 23rd in the US, meaning the UK release date is likely to be pushed back too. 

Pacific Rim starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba and was set in the future where a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, in the midst of that a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon known as jaegers and try to save humanity. 

It had looked for most of 2016 like the chances of a sequel to the blockbuster, which was created and directed by Guillermo Del Toro, were slim after Legendary Pictures pulled the movie from its schedule and no replacement date was put in, but at the end of the year it was confirmed that production will begin later this year and that Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega will be playing a leading role. 

Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost in the new movie. Scott Eastwood will also take a key role in the movie, while Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman all return. 

Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the creator of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and its assorted spin-offs, will direct the movie. 

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