John Boyega Suits Up in First Trailer for 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Sequel

October 6, 2017
Source: YouTube

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

"The war we thought we finished is just beginning…" Universal has unleashed the first full trailer for the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's monsters vs robots movie from a few years back. Guillermo del Toro produced and help write the story, but hands over the directing reigns to Steven S. DeKnight. This sequel continues after the first one, following John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost from the original movie. The ensemble cast includes Adria Arjona, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Dustin Clare, Levi Meaden, Daniel Feuerriegel, Karan Brar, & Jin Zhang. There's actually some very cool footage in this trailer, shows some promise as a crazy epic, super fun sci-fi action film. Strap in! And enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising, from YouTube:

Pacific Rim: Uprising Poster

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer

Set seven years after the events of the first film, the US Military forces are continuing with the Jaeger Project in order to keep protecting the Earth from the dangerous Kaijus. A young, mild mannered construction worker of The Wall (John Boyega) decides to join the forces of the Jaeger Project and takes the now destroyed Gypsy Danger and a new partner (Scott Eastwood) in order to battle the Kaijus which continue to threaten our world and our existence. Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by filmmaker Steven S. DeKnight, making his feature directorial debut after directing a few episodes of "Smallville", "Dollhouse", and "Daredevil" previously. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin, and Kira Snyder; based on a story by Guillermo del Toro. Legendary + Universal will release Pacific Rim: Uprising in theaters everywhere starting March 23rd, 2018 early next year. Who's ready for this?

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I've yet to see anything mind blowing. it's an inherently very cool concept and the visuals are impressive. I hope this one is better than the first. I must say I did like the trailer. the song is a fun touch.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 6, 2017


Transformers Rim.

tarek on Oct 6, 2017


I don't get it.

CyraNOSE on Oct 6, 2017


I can't help you on this. Sorry. My skills are limited.

tarek on Oct 6, 2017


This looks amazing and they smartened up and got rid of Charlie I destroy every movie I'm in like Matt Damon Hunnam!! I will say the mass destruction of big cities and sky scrapers is getting a little old.

CyraNOSE on Oct 6, 2017


Explosions, city-wide destruction, "inspirational" speeches, big things fighting: $12.00 (give or take...) Exclusion of Charlie Hunnam: Priceless Looks like more of the same, first one was terrible. I hate that I've become too cynical to enjoy a stupid "big things fighting other big things" movie like this. I like plenty of other stupid movies, but for some reason this turns me off. Do I blame Michael Bay?

grimjob on Oct 6, 2017


I couldn't have said it better myself.

tarek on Oct 6, 2017


Oooh! Plugging the actual name of your movie studio company in the trailer song lyrics seems to jump the self-serving shark. The first PR movie left me coldly disappointed. Nothing in this trailer gives me hope.

Movie Bear on Oct 6, 2017


I couldn't even get through the first one, so I'll be skipping this one...

cuckoozey on Oct 6, 2017


And this is what Transformers should have become? Not much, I reckon ...

shiboleth on Oct 6, 2017



DAVIDPD on Oct 6, 2017


Looks excelent, and i loved the first one. I understand all the criticism, but this appeals my inner child in a very jouyfull way, which transformers doesn't. I hope one day we'll get a transformers movie from the machine's point of view, like he best one there is: Transformers The Movie (1986). Humans are the main problem in Bay's movies!!! xD Edit: Is it my idea or Charlie Day is the villain?

oliveitor on Oct 6, 2017


Just what we needed: Transformers meets Power Rangers ... Count me out!

Darth Steef on Oct 6, 2017


And this is what Transformers should have become? Not much, I reckon ...

daniel on Oct 7, 2017


Well, the dialogue and predictability of the first seems like it's continued into this version. In short: the didn't learn anything from the original. Instead it seems to be amplified in this, even to the point of including Apocalypse in the dialogue again! Let me guess what the plot shake down is: Giant Kaiju's show up even worse than before, cue deploying re-vamped/improved Jaegers to fight them and they are victorious. Then aliens capture a Jaeger and now you get to see some Jaeger on Jaeger action, however, the good guys prevail again, BUT BARELY. Then more Kaiju's show up, bigger and badder than before, and Jaegers again prevail, BUT JUST BARELY. BUT dead Kaijus then morph into one GIANT Kaiju and this is the remaining 45 minutes of the movie, where most of the Jaegers are defeated, save for 1 or 2 maybe, who against all odds, prevail with some crazy stunt that shouldn't have worked. They've succeeded in canceling the Apocalypse. TWICE. There, I saved you a movie ticket. Yet I'm sure the dull masses will flock to this just like Transformers and Power Rangers.

THE_RAW_ on Oct 7, 2017


You should have added "Spoiler Alert" to your post. ;D

tarek on Oct 9, 2017


Whilst the script seems as clunky as the first, the acting seems as telegraphed and the characters as shallow it does look like it offers the same ridiculous guilty pleasures that the first film did. Don't get me wrong the first one frustrated me with it's moronic choices but goddam if it didn't offer way more huge robot destruction than anything but the very first Transformers. Expectations will be low but I think it highly likely that I will see this at the cinema.

Payne by name on Oct 7, 2017

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