Run for cover. The Kaiju are back, and badder than ever. The new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising was released Wednesday. And, for fans, a new alien invasion is bringing new reasons to celebrate.
The sequel picks up 10 years after a few brave pilots beat back the first Kaiju scourge. The Kaiju have been brought back by some insidious operator from our world. Earth’s only hope is a new force of Jaeger pilots with the will to fight and a legacy to live up to. Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, and Rinko Kikuchi are back in their original roles. John Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost, the deceased former leader of the Jaeger corps. He’s got something to prove, and you can bet he’ll prove it.
Action fans will be delighted to see the Kaiju wreaking havoc. But the really fun part is the slew of Jaegers that are now in the fight. They’re getting specialized, and you get a good look at some of their capabilities in this trailer.
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, and is set to hit theaters in March.