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Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

‘Force Awakens’ star John Boyega leads in new ‘Pacific Rim’ poster

Universal Pictures has unveiled the very first Pacific Rim Uprising poster ahead of the film’s highly anticipated trailer debut next week at New York Comic-Con.

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s original 2013 “monsters vs. robots” movie will star Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie, and the story takes place 10 years after the events of Pacific Rim. This debut poster shows that Jake with his own Jaeger

Del Toro was initially developing Pacific Rim 2 to direct, but he exited the director’s chair to focus on getting The Shape of Water up and running. Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight then stepped in and took over the project.

Uprising is based on a story by DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin (Maze Runner), and screenplay by Emily Carmichael (Adventures of Ledo and Ix) & Kira Snyder (The Handmaid’s Tale) and DeKnight and Nowlin: The Jaeger program has now evolved and expanded into a massive global defense force after the Battle of the Breach, which comes in handy when the Kaiju threat returns.

Check out the Pacific Rim Uprising poster below, via Boyega’s Twitter, and check back next week to watch the trailer.

The film also stars Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Charlie Day.

Pacific Rim: Uprising opens in theaters on March 23, 2018.

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING will have a panel presentation at this year’s New York Comic Con on October 6, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET, The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Watch the panel live at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.

 

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