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The Meg 2 cast list, reviews, plot, trailer, and news

Dip your toe into our guide on The Meg 2 cast list for all the latest news on the reviews, plot, and more info from Jason Statham's epic shark sequel.

Jason Statham as Jonas in The Meg 2

Who’s in the Meg 2 cast? When you have Jason Statham fighting a 70-foot shark, you’re going to get a pretty fun movie. With 2018’s The Meg, Warner Bros not only made an entertaining blockbuster movie, they also created a money-making machine. It was inevitable we would get a sequel, and we’re sure you’re all super excited for The Meg 2: The Trench if you haven’t already seen it.

The Meg 2 is directed by British filmmaker Ben Wheatley, who is more renowned for his work in quirky independent films than the best shark movies. It’s a bit of a left-field yet fascinating choice to give this disaster movie to him, but one we were very much in support of.

The first movie was incredibly tongue-in-cheek, and served as one of the best action movies with questionable science and schlocky set-pieces, which peaked with Jason Statham punching a shark on the nose. Pure cinema, right? But who’s in The Meg 2 cast, and what else do you need to know about the plot, reviews, and more? Don’t worry about wading into shark-infested waters, we’ve done the deep dive for you and have the answers you seek.

Who’s in The Meg 2 cast?

The Meg 2 sees Jason Statham reprise his role from the first movie as Jonas Taylor.

Let’s face it, aside from the huge shark, we were only invested in this sequel for Stath and Stath alone. Alongside him, supporting cast members Cliff Curtis, Sophia Cai, and Page Kennedy reprise their roles as Mac, Meiying, and DJ, respectively.

New additions also joined the cast, including Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Chinese superstar Jing Wu, and Ray Strachan.

Here’s The Meg 2 cast list:

  • Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor
  • Wu Jing as Jiuming Zhang
  • Sophia Cai as Meiying Zhang
  • Page Kennedy as DJ
  • Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Montes
  • Skyler Samuels as Jess
  • Cliff Curtis as James “Mac” Mackreides
  • Sienna Guillory as Driscoli
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Rigas
  • Whoopie Van Raam
  • Kiran Sonia Sawar as Sal
  • Felix Mayr as Lance
  • Able Wanamakok as Friend

The Meg 2 release date: The Megalodon in The Meg 2

What are people saying about The Meg 2?

This is where it gets awkward, because reviews for The Meg 2 have been very negative indeed.

Perhaps the biggest piece of hype surrounding the movie so far is the Rotten Tomatoes score, which, at the time of writing, is 25%. For a while there, it sat at 0%. Basically, the consensus seems to be that the fun of the first movie hasn’t been replicated, and that The Meg 2 suffers from one of the worst accusations a movie can face: being boring.

In fact, our own Emma-Jane Betts says the new movie “feels less like a blast and more like an echo of its predecessor’s former glory,” in her The Meg 2 review.

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What is The Meg 2 about?

The Meg 2 has Jonas on a mission to explore the trench that the original megalodon escaped from.

Unfortunately, things go wrong when a “malevolent mining operation” allows the largest meg ever recorded to escape the trench and it goes on a rampage across the seven seas.

To make matters worse, it wasn’t just the one meg that escaped. Two other huge sharks have made their way to the surface (along with countless other prehistoric beasts) and the three megalodons are intent on turning the world’s beaches into an all you-can-eat buffet.

The Meg 2 release date: Shark from The Meg

Is there a trailer for The Meg 2?

The Meg 2 trailer dropped on May 8, 2023, and revealed that there was not one, but three megalodon for Statham and his crew to fight. 

As you can see, the trailer hyped up the sheer absurdity of the megalodon drama, hinting at all the wild scenes the sequel has to offer. While the first movie was plenty bizarre, The Meg 2’s trailer definitely suggests that they wanted to up the ante. Check it out for yourself below.

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When was The Meg 2 release date?

The Meg 2 was released on Friday August 4, 2023. 

The monster movie sequel is newly arrived on screens, so now’s the time to grab a ticket and check out the newest installment of this crazy, crazy franchise.

The Meg eats a T-Rex in The Meg 2

Where can I watch The Meg 2?

For now, the only way to watch The Meg 2 is in theaters, since it was released on Friday August 4, 2023.

The film is a theatrical exclusive for the time being, so it won’t be on streaming services for a little while. It makes sense, since this beast deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. We’ll be sure and keep tabs on when it lands on streaming platforms, so make sure to check back!

The Meg 2 release date: Jason Statham in The Meg

Will The Meg 3 happen?

Nothing has been said about The Meg 3, but plenty of people are hyped about the new movie so maybe the studio will lean into that and make more.

The main problem, though, is we can’t imagine there’s much more story to explore in this world. However, if The Meg 2 has a decent box office showing once again, like the first movie, there’s every chance the studio will push for more offerings. So, if you want The Meg 3, get to the cinema and show up for the shark!

For more sharp-toothed tales, check out our feature on why shark movies are a nightmare to get right. Or, take a look at our breakdown of the history of obscure animal horror movies. If you want to take a look at other water-based features, get to know our guide on the Aquaman 2 release date, or see what else Jason S is up to next with our guide to the Expendables 4 release date.

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