First Look at ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel Reveals New Threat Rising
Movies| | By Jason Owen
The monstrous “kaiju” have returned, and this time the threat is bigger than ever.
On Friday, Universal Pictures and Legendary unveiled the first official Pacific Rim Uprising trailer at New York Comic Con. Starring John Boyega, the sequel picks up after the “globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them,” according to Legendary’s official synopsis.
More details about the plot were also revealed. From Legendary:
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. #JoinTheUprising #PacificRimUprising
Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters March 23. Watch the trailer below.