Are you feeling drift compatible? Because the first trailer has arrived for PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, Legendary and Universal’s upcoming sequel starring John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba‘s PACIFIC RIM hero, who’s following in his father’s footsteps as a Jaeger pilot. Directed by ‘Daredevil’s Stephen S. DeKnight, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 movie will introduce a whole new league of Jaegers to battle the Kaiju threat, fully equipped with trading card-worthy names like Gipsy Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, Saber Athena, Titan Redeemer and Guardian Bravo.
I’m an unashamed fan of the first PACIFIC RIM film and I’m pretty hyped to be getting a sequel. This trailer feels like a bit of a departure from the visuals of the first film, which I think I’ll attribute to a smaller budget and a new director. However, seeing some of my favorite characters from the first film certainly helps ease my woes (Hi, Mako Mori!) and I’m always, always, always down for kaiju carnage and giant mechs fighting. This film, having both, is right up my alley. Let’s hope DeKnight is up to the challenge of striking the balance between action and character/story.
Also starring Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Adria Arjona, Burn Gorman, and Rinko Kikuchi, PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING arrives in theaters on March 23, 2018.