Congrats, Asylum! Franchise Milestone Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark Is Coming
Exciting news today from the mockbuster mavens at The Asylum: The B-movie specialists have announced their next creature feature, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, a sequel to 2009's Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and its 2010 follow-up Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus. This time around the hardy Mega Shark faces the ultimate enemy: Mecha Shark, "her mechanical doppelganger." Contain yourselves!
“The fan response to the Mega Shark franchise has been rabid,” said The Asylum partner Paul Bales in a statement. “In addition to a very persuasive online petition, we found that Mega Shark has taken on a life of her own. We’ve received photos of Mega Shark cakes, toys and games on a near-daily basis, and we thought it was high time she did battle with an iconic Mecha monster.”
If you've been resistant to the charms of the Asylum's brand of so bad they're good genre pics and blockbuster knock-offs, now's the time to come to terms with the truth: This is the closest cinema has come to replicating Gojira and its kaiju brethren since the golden years of Toho.
What's more, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark will mark The Asylum's first-ever trilogy. High five, guys! Let's have a toast to the franchise contributions of Debbie Gibson and Jaleel White! Someone get me a Mega Shark cake!
Take a look back at Mega Shark's greatest hits and brainstorm: Which former '80s/'90s idol will lead the cast this time around?
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus:
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus: