New Titles for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and Godzilla 2 Revealed

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 5:02PM
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 5:02PM
New Titles for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and Godzilla 2 Revealed
We've been looking forward to the Pacific Rim sequel for years now, and were excited (if a little confused) when we found out the title would be Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Now, the studio has revealed a new name (although who knows if they'll stick with it): Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Honestly, this tells us even less about the film than Maelstrom, and is even less interesting. We hope this doesn't become a repeat of the Edge of Tomorrow marketing, where they just kept changing the title to become increasingly generic, even after the movie had already been released (Live, Die, Repeat? Really?). If they change it again, hopefully it will be to a title that actually says something about the movie other than "this is an action sequel."

Godzilla 2's official title was also revealed for the first time: Godzilla: King of Monsters. This one at least sounds a little more epic, and as a bonus, "King of the Monsters" was the subtitle of the 1956 Japanese Godzilla film. It's also perfectly on-brand, as Kong: Skull Island will introduce lots of baddies in the extended Kong/Godzilla universe for Godzilla to lord over.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is slated for release on February 23, 2018, while Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22, 2019.

Via Coming Soon

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