Star Wars star John Boyega is swapping out one sci-fi universe for another in the first teaser trailer for PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING.
Keeping in tone with the first film’s excellent marketing and world building, our first look at the sequel is an advertisement for Jaegers, the robots that humans built to fend off the Kaiju invasion in the original film.
Hailed as the “pinnacle of human invention” as a way for humans to save themselves from the Kaiju, rather than waiting for heroes to rise up, it’s easy to imagine this video in the context of Pacific Rim‘s world, as a way to recruit new Jaeger pilots.
The trailer finishes with our first look at Boyega, playing the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first film, proclaiming: “Join the Jaeger uprising.” Will you join? The film comes out February 23, 2018.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor