Meaghan Kirby
October 06, 2017 3:36 pm

Well friends, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and the rest of the Jaegers did all they could to stop the invasion of the Kaiju during the Battle of the Breach in Pacific Rim, but it seems the alien monsters are back and ready to trigger the apocalypse…unless John Boyega has anything to say about it.

The new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising was just released.

And it looks like the Jaeger pilots of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. are about to face-off against the most terrifying Kaiju the Earth has ever seen. John Boyega stars as Jake Pentecost, son of the late Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost (Elba), an ex-Jaeger pilot who teams up with his adopted sister Mako (Rinko Kikuchi, reprising her role from Pacific Rim) to take down the Kaiju forever (until a potential third film, of course).

In the 10 years following the Battle of the Breach, all appears well on Earth — until all hell breaks loose and the world descends into a fiery pit of chaos, that is.

But Jake and Mako aren’t facing off against the Kaiju alone. Joining them in the fight are fellow Jaeger pilots Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny), and Liwen Shao (Jing Tian) as well as Kaiju experts Dr. Newt Geiszler and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, with Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprising their roles from the first film.

Unfortunately, Charlie Hunnam was unavailable to reprise his role as the heroic Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket, but it’s safe to say that the word is in pretty capable hands. At least, we hope.

The threat is bigger than ever before — with Geiszler admitting the kaiju have evolved, while Gottlieb, who probably isn’t trying to be a pessimist, announces that they could potentially wipe out all life — but the Jaegers are armed with better weapons, including glowing electric whips, rocket-launching guns, and the coolest electric swords you’ll see all day.

Brace yourself for the apocalypse when Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on March 23rd, 2018.

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