A new generation of Jaeger pilots rise up when the Kaiju threat returns… watch the latest Pacific Rim Uprising trailer!
2018 is the year has been coined the Year of the Black Superhero, and I’m just going to add Pacific Rim Uprising to the growing list of films with Black heroes out here saving their communities and the world.
In the newly released trailer, we see that Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) is struggling. At the end of Pacific Rim, his father Marshal Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) sacrificed himself to destroy the Breach and prevent Kaiju from being able to crossover to Earth. Even though Marshal Pentecost wanted Jake to purse a promising career as a Jaeger pilot. Now that the world is supposedly safe from Kaiju, Jake seems to live a life of idleness.
However, we see that, ten years later, the threat has returned and the war must continue. Jake links up again with his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), who is leading a new generation of Jaeger pilots. The monsters have evolved and they are VICIOUS. But it looks to me like these Jaegers have evolved too! As expected, the visual effects are so on point and the character arcs will be very compelling. Check out the trailer below:
Jake Pentecost is certainly his father’s son! And you know what? So is Mako her father’s daughter. She’s doing the damn thing as a fierce Marshal, herself.
I have some questions though. 1: Will we get an Stacker/Idris cameo via flashbacks in the Drift? 2: Might Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) make an appearance too?
I’m really looking forward to March 23! Take a look at the new movie poster below (featuring some of the new Jaegers) and share your thoughts with us in comments.
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 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 (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 also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.