The Meg 2 release date, cast details, plot speculation, and more

Here's all you need to know about The Meg 2 release date, including who's going to be part of the cast, and whether Jason Statham will punch another shark

The Meg 2 release date: Jason Statham in The Meg

When is The Meg 2 release date? When you have Jason Statham fighting a 70-foot shark, you’re going to get a pretty fun movie. With 2018’s monster movie The Meg, Warner Bros not only made an entertaining blockbuster movie, they also created a money-making machine. With a worldwide gross of over $530 million against a $130 million budget, it was inevitable that we would get a sequel, and we’re sure you’re all super excited for The Meg 2: The Trench.

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

The first movie was a tongue-in-cheek action movie with questionable science and schlocky set pieces, which peaked with Jason Statham punching a shark on the nose. Pure cinema, right? But what is The Meg 2 release date? Don’t worry about wading into shark-infested waters just yet, we’ve done the deep dive for you and have the answers you seek.

The Meg 2 release date

The Meg 2 will be released in the US on August 4, 2023. Until very recently, the movie didn’t have an exact release date, but that has changed since the project has moved into post-production.

The sequel started filming in London, in January 2022, so the beach ball is well and truly rolling, and the footage is presumably in the editing room as we speak, since the status of the project on IMDb was changed to ‘post-production’.

A blockbuster movie like The Meg 2 is very likely to secure a summer release, just like the first movie, which released in August 2018. If we were to take an educated guess, we would pencil a date in around that time in 2023 for The Meg 2.

The Meg 2 release date: Shark from The Meg

The Meg 2 Plot speculation

Honestly, who knows? Judging by the first movie, anything can happen in the world of The Meg, and we really hope Ben Wheatley goes all out to ramp up the crazy levels for the sequel.

The director has quite an impressive filmography, laced with dark humour and horror movie elements, and with The Meg 2 diving into The Trench, we’re expecting some pretty scary scenes. Wheatley however, isn’t sure if the movie will receive an R-rating.

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No plot details have actually been released at this point, so we have to use our imagination in the meantime. We know Jason Statham will undoubtedly deliver another typically charming, energetic, and badass performance as Jonas Taylor, as we see him enter the water for round 2 with his super-sized nemesis.

Why he has to take on the megalodon again, and whether the titular beast will be the only monster Statham encounters, remains to be seen. But, with the many unknown mysteries of the ocean, we’re sure there’s plenty of fearsome foes waiting for him down there.

The Meg 2 release date: The cast of The Meg

The Meg 2 cast speculation

As it stands, the only key character returning for The Meg 2 is the main man himself, Jason Statham. Let’s face it, aside from the huge shark, we’re all invested in this sequel for Stath and his character, Jonas Taylor.

Alongside him, we will see supporting cast members Cliff Curtis, Sophia Cai, and Page Kennedy reprise their roles as Mac, Meiying, and DJ, respectively.

Joining the cast are new additions Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Chinese superstar Jing Wu, and Ray Strachan, who all have currently unknown roles. In an interview with The Digital Fix, Guillory described The Meg 2 as “unbelievably exciting,” which bodes well for this shark sequel.

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It remains to be seen whether Ruby Rose will return for The Meg 2. There has been no confirmation yet, but Rose is certainly the biggest name missing from the cast list for the sequel, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see her back in the role of Jaxx.

Sadly, there is still no news regarding the future of Pippin, the adorable pooch who seemingly escaped the clutches of death in The Meg. Although she was presumed dead earlier in the film, she was spotted again, alive and well, at the end of the first movie. We sincerely hope we get to see more of her escapades in The Meg 2.

 The Meg 2 cast is:

  • Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor
  • Sienna Guillory
  • Cliff Curtis as James ‘Mac’ Mackreides
  • Skyler Samuels
  • Sergio Peris-Mencheta
  • Page Kennedy as DJ
  • Sophia Cai as Meiying
  • Jing Wu
  • Ray Strachan

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