SDCC 2017: John Boyega stars in the 'Pacific Rim

21 July, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Pacific Rim Uprising

The new trailer for Legendary's Pacific Rim: Uprising dares to ask the question we all have been wondering: What exactly is a Jaeger?

The first teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising - the upcoming sequel for 2013's glorious giant robots vs. kaiju masterpiece, Pacific Rim - is here, and it provides the first look at John Boyega's Jake Pentecost (the son of Idris Elba's character in the first film). The film's cast includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeney, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay. Luckily, that's not the case, and our first look at Pacific Rim: Uprising has arrived.

When Boyega finally hits the screen, all he says is "Join the Jaeger uprising!" before smashing his fist into his opposite hand, piloting the new and improved version of the Gypsy Danger, called Gypsy Avenger, as he does so. However, del Toro stepped down as director, handing the reigns over to Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil). While Pacific Rim featured a Jaeger program on its last legs - and, as such, numerous robots were older machines - Uprising seems to be including state-of-the-art technology in its Jaegers.

The video points fans to a new in-universe website,, which features a ton of new information about the Jaegers, including blueprints of several brand-new ones.

What's attention-getting, though, is the implication that the Jaeger corps is in need of new pilots. The franchise narrowly pulled off getting a sequel, and now we've got an intriguing first look at how it's coming together.



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