If you’re excited about seeing Pacific Rim Uprising, we’ve got a cool new trailer for you to watch today that was released for Japanese audiences. The new trailer includes a bit of new footage, some of which footage includes more of Rinko Kikuchi’s character Mako, who seems to be taking more of a leadership role this time around. She is actually the one who will convince John Boyega’s character Jake to follow in the footsteps of his fallen father, Stacker Pentecost, and join the Jaeger Pilots. It’s also interesting to see that early on in the trailer we see that there are protesters with anti-Jaeger and pro-Kaiju signs.
I like what I’ve seen in the trailers that have been released and I hope that the movie actually turns out to be good!
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 (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.
The film is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.
Pacific Rim: Uprising opens in theaters on March 23, 2018.