There will be a new generation of Jaegers that will be clashing against a different breed of Kaiju, much bigger and powerful than the ones before, in Pacific Rim: Uprising. This exciting aspect had already been brought to attention in the past several trailers. The new international spot, though, attaches a name to the latest batch of piloted weapons that will be joining forces to safeguard mankind from annihilation.
The new lineup includes Gipsy Avengers, with a power blaster; Saber Athena, with dual energy blades; Bracer Phoenix, with a giant morning star; and Guardian Bravo, with a vicious energy whip.
— Pacific Rim (@PacificRim) February 8, 2018
The story trailer released last month suggested that there are hundreds of new Jaegers being assembled across the globe, and most of these new models are a cross between Jaegers and Kaijus. In addition, it appears that someone from our midst decided to reopen the portal after ten years and let the gigantic beasts back in to stomp out every breathing soul.
Pacific Rim: Uprising will star John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost–Marshal of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, played by Idris Elba–from the first movie. Guillermo del Toro is only filling in as producer for the sequel, giving the reins to director Steven S. DeKnight instead.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled to hit theaters on March 23, 2018. It surprisingly holds a lesser budget than the first movie and aims to go past the $400 million mark in the box office.