Despite the fact that the movie hit theaters less than three weeks ago, Meg 2: The Trench is already headed to VOD, allowing you to watch the giant shark goodness from the comfort of home. Indeed, Warner Bros. is bringing director Ben Wheatley’s sequel to 2018’s The Meg home beginning August 25 - or from the time of this writing tomorrow - with the film hitting digital retailers for your viewing pleasure.
Meg 2 will be available via premium VOD or Digital purchase from retailers such as Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Apple TV, or a variety of others, depending on you preference. The film will go for $19.99 for a 48-hour rental, or $24.99 for those who wish to purchase the Jason Statham vs. Megalodon craziness.
For physical media collectors out there, fear not! The movie will also be coming to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD a little later this year as well. Meg 2’s physical release date has been set for Tuesday, October 24. Mark your calendars. The only question that remains is when the sequel will be available on the Max streaming service, but one expects that will probably happen sometime between the VOD and the Blu-ray release.
The other big question for some is why the movie is hitting VOD so fast. The short answer is that it hasn’t made very much money in North America, with the movie only making $68.8 million at the domestic box office up to this point. That’s not much for your typical $130 million-budged blockbuster. Fortunately, it has made a killing overseas, with the film based on Steve Alten’s novels taking in $251.1 million internationally up to this point. So Warner Bros. is merely trying to give audiences in the U.S. the option to watch it at home since they don’t seem to be in a rush to head to the theater. The synopsis for the sequel reads as follows:
“Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time.”
The film stars Jason Statham, reprising his role from the previous film, as well as Wu Jing (Tai Chi Master, Legendary Assassin) Sophia Cai (The Meg), Page Kennedy (The Meg), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood), Skyler Samuels (The Gifted) and Cliff Curtis (Avatar). For those who are considering picking up a copy, we’ve included a list of special features included along with the release below.
Meg 2: The Trench special features:
- The Making of Meg 2: The Trench – Cast and crew revisit the making of the film and working with new and returning cast members, then highlight the beauty and challenges of working with a Meg they can't see!
- Up From the Depths: Even More Beasts - Director Ben Wheatley, cast and producers guide fans through the creation and design of the new creatures seen in Meg 2: The Trench