After debuting a viral promo at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary has been relatively quiet on the Pacific Rim: Uprising front. That’s going to change this Friday, when the first trailer for the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s robots vs. Kaiju film debuts at New York Comic-Con. Until then, the studio has finally released an official — and somewhat lengthy — synopsis for Uprising, which confirms the return of Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori and teases the introduction of a young Jaeger hacker (sure, why not).
John Boyega is going to save us all from the kaiju yet again when Pacific Rim: Uprising un-cancels the Apocalypse next February. And what better way to get us all excited for the upcoming sequel than an extremely edgy and cool new poster, featuring our favorite new and improved monster-fighting robot?
As Guillermo Del Toro prepares for the unveiling of his latest film The Shape of Water at the Toronto International Film Festival, his orphaned triumph Pacific Rim has taken on a life all its own. The esteemed filmmaker has long since parted ways with the fledgling kaiju franchise, ceding the directorial reins to TV’s Steven DeKnight, who will work with a new handful of cast members as well. (John Boyega and Scott Eastwood represent the two highest-profile additions to the cast.) With set photos steadily trickling in and a trailer release all but imminent, it would appear all systems are go for Pacific Rim: Uprising. But a new report today has alerted the public to a small hiccup in the film‘s release.