Pacific Rim gave us everything we could ask for. Giant robots fighting cool looking monsters. Mix in Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, and Guillermo del Toro and you have the recipe for a sure fire hit. In the original some aliens are sending giant Kaiju through a portal in the Pacific Ocean. Earth has Giant robots (Jaegers) controlled by two pilots connected neurologically. Of course Earth wins the battle or there wouldn’t be a second film.
Pacific Rim: Uprising takes place ten years after Stacker Pentecost (Idrs Elba) cancels the Apocalypse. The Jaeger program has evolved into a powerful global defense force. They are recruiting the next generation of heroes to be Jaeger pilots in case the Kaiju return.
Stacker’s son, Jake Pentecost (Jon Boyega) is one of those recruits. Dr. Newton “Newt” Geiszler and Dr. Herman Gottlieb will play a more important role in this sequel. We will see Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman returning in their roles from the original film. Pacific Rim Uprising is scheduled for release on March 23, 2018.