By Creative Media Times
Returning Kaiju means action galore, and in the latest Pacific Rim Uprising trailer, released by Legendary Pictures on Wednesday, there is no shortage of monster versus giant mech smackdown.
“How did they get into our world?” asks Jake Pentecost (son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first Pacific Rim). “Someone let them in,” returning character Dr. Gottlieb replies. “Someone from our world.”
While the first trailer focused more on Boyega’s character, this new one shows more details about the story, a new human landscape since the initial attack, some jaeger vs. jaeger action, and more importantly a kaiju-jaeger hybrid. Surprise!
To hype the new trailer, Universal Pictures and Legendary also released a brand new poster for Pacific Rim Uprising.
Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) took over the reins as director after Guillermo del Toro stepped aside to focus on The Shape of Water, a decision that clearly paid off given its current multiple awards run. Del Toro is credited for the story.
‘Uprising’ picks up ten years after the events of the Battle of the Breach in the The 2013 original, when the Jaeger program has become a powerful global defense force, and the Pan Pacific Defense Corps calls upon a new generation of elite fighters against Kaiju threat.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s John Boyega is trading starships for Jaegers in the sequel as Jake, while Scott Eastwood is his partner Jaeger pilot Nate Lambert. Joining Boyega and Eastwood are Pacific Rim alums Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, and Burn Gorman.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled to stomp into theaters on March 23, 2018.