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Rocket to manage UK licensing for Legendary Entertainment properties

Rocket Licensing has been appointed by Legendary Entertainment to manage the UK licensing for a number of its major properties, beginning with Pacific Rim Uprising.

The 2018 follow-up to the hit science fiction action movie, Pacific Rim, joins the upcoming remake of the 1960s science fiction series, Lost in Space.

Pacific Rim Uprising is scheduled for release on March 23rd 2018 bringing with it a fresh cast as wells as a diverse blend of fan-favourite character and new faces such as John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Callee Spanny and Charlie Day.

Rocket will now be looking for partners across categories spanning toys, posters and apparel.

Meanwhile, Lost in Space is a reimagining of the original family space adventure first aired in the 1960s. A Marquee Netflix original title with a planned release date of June next year, the show updates the 1960s concept for a modern audience.

Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film, TV and digital as well as comics divisions dedicated to delivering content to mainstream audiences. The firm has built a library of media properties over recent years.

Charlie Donaldson, joint managing director of Rocket Licensing, said: “Legendary Entertainment has already made a major impact in the entertainment industry with a strong portfolio of exciting, inventive and memorable creations for TV, film, digital media and comics.

“The licensing potential of proven hits like Pacific Rim and future favourites like Lost in Space is exceptionally strong. We are looking forward enormously to working with this dynamic and innovative company and its thrilling brands.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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