- The Dolby Cinema poster for Meg 2: The Trench highlights the size of the megalodon, promising an even bigger installment than the original.
- The sequel will feature multiple megalodons and elevated set pieces, including one eating a T-Rex, adding more over-the-top action.
- The addition of Chinese actor Wu Jing could make Meg 2: The Trench a massive commercial hit in China, following his success in The Wandering Earth 2.
The Dolby Cinema poster for Meg 2: The Trench showcases how big the titular megalodon will be. Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by John Hoeber, Erich Hoeber and Dean Georgaris, the movie will see Jason Statham reprise his role as Jonas Taylor as he faces an even bigger megalodon than he did in the 2018 original. The Jon Turteltaub-directed Meg was a box office success, grossing over $530.2 million globally, with a sequel being confirmed in 2020.
On Twitter, Dolby posted their official poster for Meg 2: The Trench, teasing how massive the shark and film will be. Check out the full art below:
With the caption “Dive into the heart-pounding action of Meg 2,” the Dolby poster emphasizes the film’s scale, promising an even bigger installment than the original, as its larger-than-life shark easily chomps down on a plane trying to escape its clutches.
Meg 2: The Trench’s Cast Explained
While The Meg focused on Statham’s Jonas Taylor battling a massive megalodon, the sequel is going for bigger and more over-the-top action by adding multiple Megs to the proceedings. One of them has been shown eating a T-Rex in the trailer, previewing the elevated set pieces the sequel will feature. Aside from Statham returning as Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Sophia Cai, and Page Kennedy will reprise their respective roles as James “Mac” Mackreides, Meiying Zhang, and DJ.
The Wandering Earth‘s Wu Jing, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, and Sienna Guillory have joined the cast of Meg 2: The Trench. Wu is one of the highest-paid actors in China and a massive superstar in the country. While he starred with Western actors such as Scott Adkins and Frank Grillo in his directorial efforts Wolf Warrior and Wolf Warrior 2, respectively, Meg 2: The Trench will mark Wu’s first major role in a Hollywood picture.
Meg 2: The Trench could be a massive commercial hit in China due to Wu’s star power. Earlier this year, The Wandering Earth 2 broke massive commercial records in the country and is now the tenth highest-grossing Chinese film of all time and the sixth highest-grossing movie of 2023 so far. Audiences will be able to see him and Statham battle bigger megalodons and other enormous sea monsters when Meg 2: The Trench releases in theaters next week.