New Movie Alert: The Meg 2


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A photo of the MEG poster featuring the main star and the Meg itself.

Kerah McCord, Staff Writer

Meg 2: The Trench officially comes to theaters on August 4, 2023. Jason Statham has to deal with another shark that is considered the biggest shark in the wild. But he doesn’t deal with just one; he deals with three. The trailer of meg 2 debuted on Monday, which gives fans the opportunity to first see the sequel to the 2018 original starring Statham, 55, as rescue diver Jonas. Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skylar Samuels and Cliff Curtis also star in the sequel. 

Their journey takes a dangerous turn when an evil mining operation puts their mission in jeopardy, leading them into a dangerous fight for survival. Other than the trailer release on Monday, the company shared on Twitter a clip of the megalodon prepared to eat a small animal that is sitting on a dock. The trailer also reveals a prehistoric Tyrannosaurus Rex being chomped away by the Megalodon. These sharks are the most formidable predators in the history of vertebrates, known for their sheer size and power. Fossil records indicate that they may have grown up to 65 feet (20 meters) in length. It is believed that the prehistoric creature resembled a more robust version of the modern-day great white shark and could have weighed as much as 220,500 pounds (100,000 kg).

According to Box Office Mojo, “The Meg” put together $530 million worldwide in 2018. Megalodon lived between 23 and 2.6 million years ago, during the Miocene and pliocene epochs of the cenozoic Era. They diverged from the modern white shark during the early Cretaceous period. It was believed that they were to have gone extinct due to climate change and competition for food with other marine predators. The T-Rex lived between 68 and 66 million years ago in the late cretaceous period. T-Rex was one of the last dinosaur species to exist before the mass extinction. The T-Rex could live up to 40 feet (12m metres) long and 12 feet (4 metres) tall. More than 50 fossils have been collected to date.