There’s a lot of news coming out of this year’s New York Comic Con, and it’s only Friday. Among this news is the trailer for the upcoming blockbuster film Pacific Rim: Uprising, starring John Boyega. Watch the trailer below!
More about Pacific Rim: Uprising:
Pacific Rim: Uprising takes place 20 years after the first film, which is fairly horrifying in-universe. Even after all of the toil and strife, the original film’s protagonists went through to keep the kaiju from attacking the world, the kaiju have come back within the range of human memory. This does mean that fans of the franchise can see fan-favorite characters Dr. Newt Geiszler (Charlie Day), Dr. Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman) (both of whom can be seen in the trailer), and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) try to stop the apocalypse once again. John Boyega’s character Jake is the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, and it will be interesting to see how his leadership style differs from his father’s. If you’re a big fan of fighting robots, you won’t be disappointed by this trailer.
The synopsis for Pacific Rim: Uprising is:
“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.
Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.”
Pacific Rim: Uprising is currently scheduled for 23 March 2018