With Pacific Rim Uprising now just two short months away, Total Film has bagged a handful of stills from the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 Jaeger vs Kaiju blockbuster.
The images suggest we’re in for some Jaeger vs Jaeger action, as well as showing more of John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost, played in the original film by Idris Elba. The follow-up also stars Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island), Adria Arjona (The Belko Experiment) and newcomer Cailee Spaeny. Reprising their roles from the original are Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.
Here’s all the official deets:
“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.”
Pacific Rim Uprising hits cinemas on March 23rd.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)