Pacific Rim was a lot of stupid, huge fun, but it could have been more. Charlie Hunan is not a strong lead, and not even the greatest name a character has had outside of the Star Wars Universe: Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, could save it from being essentially a huge B-movie. But oh there is an uprising….there is an uprising a’coming, people. And if your last name happens to be Jaeger (which mine does), you are going to play this first teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising every morning like audio cocaine to start your day until the film opens in February 2018. For full details from Coming Soon, read below. RECOGNIZE JAEGER PRIDE!!! (Oh, no, this is just beginning! Imma gonna milk this like a yak for eight months!)
With about eight months to go before the sequel hits the big screen, Legendary
Pictures and Universal Pictures have brought online the Pacific Rim Uprising teaser trailer!
February 23, 2018.
Formerly titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious, Snowden), Jing Tian (The Great Wall, Kong: Skull Island), Wesley Wong (Buxiude Shiguang, Sorry I Love You), Lily Ji (Skiptrace, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Lan Yingying (Surgeons Story, Empresses in the Palace), Qian Yongchen (The War of Beauties, The Golden Age of the Leftover Ladies), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3, Kill Zone 2), and newcomers Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil), Pacific Rim Uprising is based on the universe first created by genre film culture innovator Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham in the 2013 blockbuster Pacific Rim. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro are producing the new action adventure alongside Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter and Eric McLeod serve as the film’s executive producers.
Little is currently known about the plot to Pacific Rim Uprising, but the story is said to feature Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba‘s character from the original film.