The original Pacific Rim became a cult classic with its awesome Jaeger vs Kaiju universe, and fans have wanted the sequel for a long time.
Recently it was announced that John Boyega would be playing the lead character in the movie, and that gave fans hope that the movie would actually happen. For a while it was on again and off again, and it was even sort-of cancelled at one point. Now there’s an actual set release date for the movie:
February 23rd, 2018
It’s really not that far away, and that release date puts it just one month before Spielberg’s Ready Player One. That makes early 2018 pretty exciting for science fiction fans, as we’ll be getting two pretty major movies early in the year.