EW has posted an exclusive first look at Pacific Rim: Uprising including screen shots and more plot details from John Boyega. The story details give more info on the characters including Jake Pentecost's (Boyega) and Mako Mori's (Rinko Kikuchi) relationship and what's gone on since the first filmincluding how the kaiju can return. There is also some more info on the new Jaegers as well. Click here to read the full article, warning possible spoilers. Below is some details from the article.
“Jake is the prodigal son,” Boyega tells EW. “He is a young guy who was on the cusp of greatness in his early days when he was training to be a Jaeger pilot, but he always had a troubled relationship with Stacker.
Father and son fell out, he says, “because of Stacker’s attention and hope and faith in Mako rather than him.” Mako is the Jaeger meister who helped save the world last time, played by Rinko Kikuchi, who returns for the sequel.
“The Kaiju have found a new way,” Boyega says. “They are way more intelligent than we thought they were. The monsters you saw in the first movie were the test run, to see how the planet would hold up. The breach we thought was closed is not their only way into our world. Their plans are more specific.
About the Jaegers
Gipsy Avenger (center, foreground): “She’s an upgrade model form Gipsy Danger in the first movie,” Boyega says.
“She is still a two-man Jaeger and has new weapons and technology. The new Gipsy has LCD screens and holographic imagery of what is going outside. Her gravity sling has improved,” he adds. “Pilots are no longer locked into robot by feet. It has a scanning system that makes the drift easier to handle. Gipsy Avenger is strongest and hardest to operate.”
Saber Athena (far left, in orange): “She’s the fastest Jaeger, and she is agile and assigned two skillful pilots who know how to do martial arts,” Boyega says. “She has two swords she can join together to slice stuff down. She’s flexible and very fast.”
Guardian Bravo (far right) in red: “She has big electric whips, but is very stocky and strong,” Boyega says.
Bracer Phoenix (background, center): “She is a mystery rogue Jaeger, but is really strong and advanced,” Boyega says. “She has guns on the chest. That Jaeger is, in fact, a three-man rig — one is in the cockpit shooting missiles and bullets from the chest.”
Legendary and Universal have revealed the first synopsis for Pacific Rim: Uprising ahead of NYCC where there will be a panel with cast members and new trailer revealed. The synopsis does give some plot details we didn't know previously. Check out the synopsis below, warning possible minor spoilers.
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 is 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 director Steven S. DeKnight will be joined by stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Burn Gorman and Cailee Spaeny—as well as moderator Aaron Sagers, SYFY WIRE’s editor-at-large—to discuss the upcoming action-adventure from Legendary and introduce the world premiere of the new trailer. The follow-up to 2013’s cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, the film will inspire a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth. Also starring Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day, PACIFIC RIM UPRISING hits theaters March 2018. #JoinTheUprising #PacificRimUprising
Where: NYCC, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Date & Time: October 06, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The new Pacific Rim Uprising site gojaeger.com has gone live and has given us some new info including Jaeger descriptions, a short movie synopsis, and a teaser trailer/recruitment video. Check out all below including a new blueprint for jaeger Guardian Bravo.
GIPSY AVENGER – Gipsy Avenger honors the heroic legacy of her namesake as the flagship leader of the Mark VI fleet. More than just a Jaeger, she is a symbol of hope to millions.
BRACER PHOENIX – A Mark V brute that can still run with the VI’s, Bracer Phoenix shoots from the chest, with a centrifugal vortex cannon that is as spectacular as it is deadly.
SABER ATHENA – The sleekest and most elegant Jaeger ever created, Saber Athena is the fastest in the fleet, wielding twin blades in hyper-acrobatic combat.
TITAN REDEEMER – Built for brute force and armed with a seismic morningstar, Titan Redeemer is the walking wrecking ball of the new fleet.
GUARDIAN BRAVO – Designed for combat at range, Guardian Bravo wields the Elec-16 Arc Whip: a proto-metallic successor to the chainsword, and brings a new sophistication to the chainsword’s whiplash move.
“It’s been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes. When the Kaiju threat returns, we will be ready.”
We know that Pacific Rim: Uprising filming is well under way now we have the first look at the marketing for the film. The lastest issue of License! Global reveals hints at the film's marketing and new Jaegers. The images (the one above in particular) and an article with James Ngo the senior vice president of franchise marketing for Legendary points out they want to extend their brands beyond consumer products. The image above seems to point out there will be announcements regarding Pacific Rim: Uprising at Toy Fair, and the article suggest they will be going into gaming and vitual reality mainly with Pacific Rim: Uprising now but also with Godzilla 2. Check out the full article below.
Above and below are some Pacific Rim: Uprising set photos by Tim Pruyn via Instagram. They include a military vehicle and a few set pics. Yesterday we posted pics of Scott Eastwood on set on our Facebook page as well. It is scheduled to open Feb 23, 2018.
The set photo below posted by Dan Mindel, a cinematographer, shows a cast list that includes Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori), Charles Day and Burn Gorman (Newt and Gottlieb), and there is other new name there as well, Karl Urban. This is great news, if true, to have some of the original cast back and another big name like Urban.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight and scheduled to hit theaters Feb 23, 2018
Pacific Rim 2 continues to ramp up toward the start of filming with not one or two but with three new actors cast. Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and now Levi Meaden have been cast in the film, they join the already announced John Boyega, and Scott Eastwood. At this point we are unsure if any cast from the first film will return.
Filming is scheduled to start 4th quarter of this year in Australia, with a February 23, 2018 release date. Pacific Rim 2 will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’s Daredevil) based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham and from a script by Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly.
Universal has officially set a release date for the sequel to Pacific Rim, February 23, 2018 (about a year after the original release date which was moved then pull off the schedule). Things have started to ramp up with director Steven S. DeKnight, than Star Wars hero John Boyega both being attached. Production is also scheduled to start in the 4th quarter. There is no word on if any stars from the first film will return. The opening is between the openings of two Marvel movies: Black Panther on February 16 and an untitled Fox/Marvel pic on March 2, hopefully this won't hurt it. The sequel has Boyega playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first film.