Newswire: Pacific Rim 2 has been delayed indefinitely

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Guillermo del Toro’s planned sequel to monster-punching masterpiece Pacific Rim has been “halted indefinitely”, possibly owing to fiscal disagreements between the studios responsible for its production and distribution. The outlet revealed the delay—which may or may not lead to an outright cancellation, to the despair of fans of science-minded city smashing and Ron Perlman’s opulently spangled shoes—as part of a longer piece about the squabbles currently afflicting the movie’s production company, Legendary Pictures.

The article sits a little on the arcane side—a lot of it has to do with the million-dollar dances happening between Legendary, Universal, and Warner Bros. around the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, as well as accusations that the company’s founder, Thomas Tull, has a tendency to take credit for films he merely financed, including blockbusters like Jurassic World and The Dark Knight Rises—but …

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