It’s official, Universal prefers accapella groups over giant robots and monsters. To hammer another nail in the coffin that is Pacific Rim 2, Universal is claiming that the slot Pacific Rim 2 was originally pushed back to in 2017 has been given to Pitch Perfect 3.
Guys, it’s all about the money, and Universal clearly knows where they want to go to make their money. Pacific Rim was a film that didn’t make the studios a boat load of money like Pitch Perfect had done, but it garnered a following that we as the fans hoped would get stronger as time went on. Pitch Perfect 2 was far weaker than the first film, which shocked everyone, but now Universal is saying that they are still going to make it happen…uh huh. The quote was this:
“The filmmakers, Legendary, and Universal Pictures are committed to having Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, which generated more $411 million at the global box office, be the vanguard, fully-immersive experience that the franchise deserves. To this end, the decision was made to delay the production and release of Pacific Rim so that the creative team can continue in its efforts to exceed the amazing experience of the first film.”
Pitch Perfect 2 was more than flawed, but still managed to take my money along with millions other people’s as well by making over $285 million dollars worldwide, but clearly Universal has made their decision on the kaiju flick being less important.
It’s sad that such a fun film is put on the back-burner and let us hope Pitch Perfect 3 can learn from the mistakes of it’s sequel and that Pacific Rim 2 can find a home at the studio that actually wants to let it grow.
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