The Meg 2: The Trench is a followup to the 2018 Jason Statham-starring film about a giant Megalodon shark. The sequel is based on The Trench novel from Steve Alten and sees the return of Jason Statham and Cliff Curtis' characters from the first film. Ben Wheatley replaces Jon Turteltaub as the director for the sequel.
- Release Date:
- August 4, 2023
- Ben Wheatley
- Jason Statham, Cliff Curtis, Sienna Guillory, Jing Wu, Shuya Sophia Cai, Skyler Samuels, Melissanthi Mahut, Page Kennedy
- 116 Minutes
- CMC Pictures, DF Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment
- Warner Bros. Pictures
- The Meg
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The Meg star Li Bingbing does not return in Meg 2: The Trench, as the sequel explains her absence by revealing what has happened to Suyin.
The opening weekend of Meg 2: The Trench lands at the upper end of projections, but it still pales in comparison to the original movie's opening.
We speak to Page Kennedy about the new sci-fi monster movie Meg 2: The Trench, about how it changes things up after the first movie.
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Meg 2: The Trench premiered on August 4, 2023, and the sequel to the 2018 Jason Statham film has received scathing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Meg 2: The Trench debuts on Rotten Tomatoes with a critics score 20% below the original movie, which was already a splat despite box office success.
Exclusive: Meg 2: The Trench director Ben Wheatley discusses how his love for monster movies especially Jaws influenced the new action movie.
Meg 2: The Trench director Ben Wheatley discusses his love of Jaws, collaborating with Jason Statham, and making the sequel bigger than The Meg.
Director Ben Wheatley defends Meg 2: The Trench’s PG-13 rating, arguing that the Jason Statham sequel doesn’t need R-rated violence to be effective.
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A new clip from Meg 2: The Trench sees Jason Statham and his crew of underwater explorers coming face to face with the world's biggest Megalodon.
With Meg 2, TMNT: Mutant Mayhem, Blue Beetle, and more releasing, August 2023's box office has major new movies hoping to beat Barbie and Oppenheimer.
The Dolby Cinema poster for Meg 2: The Trench shows just how big the sequel's titular Megalodon will be ahead of its release next week.
Meg 2: The Trench's battle between a T-rex and Megalodon looks great. It's also completely impossible, thanks to the real history of the two species.
Meg 2: The Trench director Ben Wheatley gives a positive update for The Meg 3 before the first sequel's release, saying there's much more to explore.