Punching the Shark: Jason Statham Returning For The Meg 2


If there's one thing that's for certain in life, it's that people love movies about giant sharks killing everything in sight. The summer of 2018 saw The Meg take a massive chomp out of the box office. Now, the people behind the first movie say that the second coming of enormous teeth has been coming for a while now. We haven't heard any really concrete details about the sequel since cult horror director Ben Wheatley signed on to direct the film. Until now. 

In a recent interview with Collider for his upcoming film, Wraith of Man, Jason Statham reaffirmed that he will be apart of the second installment and gave us some insight into when the movie should be on the way. 

"We're gonna start shooting in January, if I get my dates right. Ben Wheatley is the director, I'm very excited to work with him. I'm thrilled to get going, it's been a while. We've been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we've got all those things and they're all stacked up now."

Statham seems to be a big fan of Wheatley and is looking forward to finally getting to make this second movie. Wheatley may seem like an odd choice for a blockbuster sequel but maybe he can infuse his unique genre sensibilities and love for trippy visuals into the film. We can't wait to see where Wheatley and Statham go with this movie!