– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Universal has released the brand new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising at New York Comic-Con, and man is it glorious.

Pacific Rim Uprising is the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, which followed mankind’s struggle against giant monsters known as Kaiju. While the first film didn’t do too well in the states, it did manage to recoup much of its costs overseas, thereby making way for the sequel. However, while that first film had Guillermo del Toro at the helm, this latest one comes from Daredevil Season 1 executive producer Steven S. DeKnight.

Here’s the official synopsis for Pacific Rim Uprising:

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious‘ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

So what did you think of this first trailer? Will this new flick live up to the first one? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.

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SOURCE: Legendary

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.