Former Daredevil showrunner Steve. S. DeKnight has been tapped to direct a sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This planned sequel has been in talks for years, with a scheduled release date of August 4, 2017, but it was delayed by Universal Pictures.
In addition to being the showrunner for the first season of Netflix's Daredevil, DeKnight also served as creator and showrunner of Starz's Spractacus series. DeKnight was also part of Paramount's Transformers writers room. In an interview back in September, DeKnight talked to Newsarama about plans to direct his first feature film, now reported to be Pacific Rim 2, and how he was waiting on casting to be finalized.
"I can’t give a lot of detail on the new project however. It’s sold, and I’m supposed to direct if we can get the casting finalized," said DeKnight. "Casting is often one of the big 'make or break' moments for a potential project, as you have to find lead actors both the studio, producers and director can agree upon. Studios will say something to the effect of, 'Here’s 20 names. Get one of to be a star and we’ll talk.'"
No release date has been set for Pacific Rim 2.