Warner Bros. continues to shift release dates. After moving the release dates for a fair amount of its DC properties, the studio has given a new release date to the sequel to The Meg.
Meg 2: The Trench has secured a 2023 release date. Per Variety, the Jason Statham-led film, will hit theaters on Aug. 4, 2023. It is the sequel to the smash-hit The Meg, which pulled in $530 million at the worldwide box office upon release in 2018. Fans of the first film have been eagerly awaiting the sequel, which will see Statham’s Jonas Taylor return.
The first film followed a group of scientists who were tasked with exploring the Marianas Trench. During their exploration, though, they found themselves face to face with the largest marine predator that has ever existed: the Megalodon. The film, and its sequel, are based upon the books from author Steve Alten.
The Meg 2: The Trench stars Statham, Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, Cliff Curtis and Sergio Peris-Mencheta. It is directed by Ben Wheatley (High-Rise) from a script by Dean Georgaris and Erich Hoeber.