New York Comic-Con brings the previously promised trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, giving us our first real look at the action packed sequel and the new robot versus kaiju action. Come inside to check it out!
The long-gestating Pacific Rim sequel is heading into theaters early next year, but today, thanks to NYCC 2017, we're getting our first real look at the movie in action. Sure, SDCC gave us a little promo, but that showed nothing of the actual movie or story that will be playing. This morning's trailer is bringing the goods, with plenty of action!
It's awesome to see some familiar faces in this trailer along with the newcomers. The first film disappointed me a great deal, though I'm fairly certain Charlie Hunnam's character is what completely threw me off. With him out of the picture and a new story, I find myself feeling the tendrils of hype seeping into my core.
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 hits theaters on March 23, 2018.