With San Diego Comic Con gearing up this weekend, we’ll be getting a lot of updates on a lot of cool new movies and projects.
Just yesterday, we got the first look at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming movie THE SHAPE OF THE WATER. But what about the sequel to his other monster mash-up PACIFIC RIM? The new flick is titled PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING and its the feature directorial debut of Steven S. DeKnight, most well known for DAREDEVIL Season One and SPARTACUS.
This one stars STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKEN’s John Boyega and the first teaser has dropped!
Synopsis: A new generation of Jaeger Pilots will stand tall for all humanity. What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Witness the next evolution of human invention, with the unveiling of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps Mark VI Jaeger Program, and visit GOJAEGER.COM to discover if you have what it takes to join the biggest heroes ever to walk the Earth. One day, the monsters will return.
Via the official website, we can reveal 5 character descriptions, as well as another synopsis offering the timeline of the new movie.
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.”
PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING arrives in theaters February 23rd, 2018!