Despite the absence of Guillermo del Toro, I'm actually excited to see Uprising.
Boyega also dropped a few plot details around Pacific Rim: Uprising (so if you want to go in fresh, stop reading now). So today I'm going to introduce you guys to the new generation of Jaegers. It's now "all of humanity working together". According to DeKnight, it "allows Gypsy to reach out [and] grab buildings, cars and hurl them at the kaiju". We know little about her, but it sure looks like she can handle her own in the drift, where she will join forces with two other pilots. Fourth is Titan Redeemer, which has a weapon attached to its arm called the "ball of death".
"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 you times a thousand". "It's the person inside the Jaeger who is super". If the Pentecost surname sounds familiar, that's because Jake is the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecoast, who heroically sacrificed himself in the original film to give the humans the chance to defeat their invaders.
The star recalled taking a "general meeting" with some studio people, which suddenly turned into a pitch for Pac Rim 2. "And the only thing standing in front of the apocalypse is us". Plus, she has the moves, and the attitude, that makes her a ideal Jaeger pilot candidate. I walked in knowing close to nothing about the film and exited an avid fan, both nostalgic for a life-long love of apocalyptic monster movies and just in awe of the shininess of the graphics and effects. "The greatest heroes don't accept their legendary status", said Boyega.
"He's the tip of the spear", Scott Eastwood said of his character, Nate Lambert. It has a three-pilot rig, with the third one controlling the cannon. But he's nothing really without his best friend Jake. "They've got some issues with this one to work out from the past, which I really liked and I thought that was an interesting piece to explore as an actor". The giant-scale brawl will arrive in cinemas on March 23, 2018. "This is my first film", she said. As the trailer begins, we see Cailee Spaeny's character Amara Namani surrounded by flames, amid the destruction of what appears to be the new base of operations of the Jaeger Program. So she "dived" into the Jaegar tech so that she'd be ready when the kaiju returned, as she believed they would. Familiar faces Charlie Day and Burn Gorman return as the bickering Kaiju scientists from the first film. "Still problems with personal hygiene". It's just that Newt is working in the private sector and Herman is still with the PDCC, except this time he has a much larger budget. So he can do lots of things in dark corners and get away with it. ... Now we learn he's estranged from his family, a former hotshot Jaeger pilot who, in the sequel's setting (a decade on from the original) is scratching out a living as a black market dealer in Santa Monica, living in a mansion that was ruined by a Kaiju attack.
DeKnight also discussed the future of Pacific Rim as a franchise.