Horror fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Meg 3, the next installment in the shark franchise led by Jason Statham. With the recent release of Meg 2: The Trench, viewers are left wondering if a Meg 3 will also be happening. Currently, there is no official release date for Meg 3, but it is predicted to arrive by 2026 or later.
Meg 2: The Trench arrived five years after the first film, The Meg, which grossed $530 million at the box office, guaranteeing a sequel. However, the director of Meg 2, Ben Wheatley, has stated that he didn’t want to talk about Meg 3 until the second film was released. Despite this, Wheatley expressed hope for a third film, stating that there is a lot more to explore in the Meg universe.
The fate of Meg 3 rests on the success of Meg 2: The Trench at the box office. Like many other Warner Bros. Discovery franchises, the future of Meg 3 depends on the financial performance of its predecessor. Reports suggest that Meg 3 needs to surpass $380 million worldwide to be considered a success. If it meets or exceeds this threshold, a third film in the franchise is likely. Assuming it performs well, Meg 3 can be expected to be released in August of 2026 or 2027, following the release pattern of its predecessors.
As for what to expect from Meg 3, the film will likely continue to explore the world beneath the Mariana Trench, which was introduced in Meg 2: The Trench. The movie hints at the existence of more monstrous creatures in this unexplored world, as evidenced by the emergence of a giant Octopus. With the main antagonist Haiqi still alive and more Megalodons on the horizon, Meg 3 promises an exciting continuation of the story.
If Meg 3 is greenlit, fans can anticipate the return of familiar characters such as Jason Statham’s Jonas Taylor, Cliff Curtis’ Mac, Page Kennedy’s DJ, Wu Jing’s Jiuming, and Shuya Sophia Cai’s Meiying. It is also likely that new cast members will be added.
Meg 3 is expected to have a theatrical release, similar to its predecessors. Updates on the release date and further details will be provided by ComingSoon once official information is available.
For more updates on Warner Bros. Discovery franchises, fans can check out the trailer and poster for Meg 2: The Trench. Additionally, information on the streaming release of Barbie is also available.