We’ve identified for some time that Pacific Rim: Rebellion, the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s kaiju-vs.-robot sci-fi film, could be hitting screens on February 23, 2018. It was confirmed as not too long ago as two weeks in the past, when the teaser trailer was launched as a part of the Comedian-Con advert blitz. Nicely, quite a bit can occur in two weeks, be it canceling the apocalypse or swapping launch dates. Deadline reviews that the movie is now set to come back out a whopping one month later, on March 23, 2018. Whereas the unique date had been away from any simultaneous blockbuster releases, there’s some hypothesis about why the change was made.
Right here’s the plain reply: The February date was just one week after Black Panther debuts, and Marvel has a behavior of crushing second-week competitors, even when it stars The Pressure Awakens’ John Boyega. The brand new date is similar weekend because the Jamie Foxx-starring Robin Hood opens, and whereas some are evincing confusion about such a swap, let’s be trustworthy: A Robin Hood origin story shouldn’t be going to do nicely proper now, irrespective of what number of occasions studios assume they need to recycle the identical properties and shove them in our faces. Tougher for Rebellion shall be sustaining a field workplace presence the next week, when Steven Spielberg’s Prepared Participant One arrives. As a result of we predict that’s going to be huge, irrespective of what number of nerds don’t like Ernest Cline’s writing.
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