John Boyega stars as the son of Idris Elba’s Pacific Rim character in Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim Uprising, headed our way in early 2018. As we told you yesterday, we’re expecting the trailer any day now (it’s premiering at NYCC this weekend), but we’ve got new images to tide you over today.
The images come courtesy of EW, who previewed the film in a lengthy piece.
“The Kaiju have found a new way,” Boyega teased of the sequel’s plot. “They are way more intelligent than we thought they were. The monsters you saw in the first movie were the test run, to see how the planet would hold up. The breach we thought was closed is not their only way into our world. Their plans are more specific. Jake leads the team in trying to build up a new defense against that.”
Be sure to give the EW piece a read for more and check out the images below.
In the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s film, arriving March 23, 2018…
“The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious‘ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.”
Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Jing Tian, Levi Meaden, and Adria Arjona also star.
Join the Jaeger Uprising on GoJaeger.com.