The first images for Pacific Rim: Uprising have found their way online today ahead of tomorrow’s panel at New York City Comic Con and its first trailer.
In the film, actor John Boyega plays Idris Elba’s son. Boyega was once an aspiring Kaiju pilot, but is now part of the criminal underworld after a falling out. He is given one last chance to live up to his reputation, and of course he takes up the offer to rid the world of the dangerous monsters. Boyega spoke with Entertainment Weekly and commented about how the Kaiju have become more advanced since the first movie.
“The Kaiju have found a new way. They are way more intelligent than we thought they were. The monsters you saw in the first movie were the test run, to see how the planet would hold up. The breach we thought was closed is not their only way into our world. Their plans are more specific. Jake leads the team in trying to build up a new defense against that.”
Pacific Rim: Uprising will hit theaters on March 23rd, 2018, and is directed by Netflix’s Daredevil head man Steven DeKnight. The first trailer should drop during tomorrow’s panel at NYCC, and we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. Check out some of the images below.