Bigger and badder is the direction most films seem to take with their sequels, and with a franchise like Pacific Rim Uprising, we’d expect no less. Speaking with EW, star John Boyega discussed how the threat on Earth has now been amplified with smarter monsters:
“The Kaiju have found a new way. They are way more intelligent than we thought they were. The monsters you saw in the first movie were the test run, to see how the planet would hold up. The breach we thought was closed is not their only way into our world. Their plans are more specific. Jake leads the team in trying to build up a new defense against that.”
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And of course, this new defense consists of upgraded Jaegers, which are giant robots controlled by two men or women that humans use to fight the Kaiju. The first one Boyega highlighted was the Gipsy Avenger.
“She’s an upgrade model form Gipsy Danger in the first movie. She is still a two-man Jaeger and has new weapons and technology. The new Gipsy has LCD screens and holographic imagery of what is going outside. Her gravity sling has improved. Pilots are no longer locked into robot by feet. It has a scanning system that makes the drift easier to handle. Gipsy Avenger is strongest and hardest to operate.”
Then there’s the orange Saber Athena:
“She’s the fastest Jaeger, and she is agile and assigned two skillful pilots who know how to do martial arts. She has two swords she can join together to slice stuff down. She’s flexible and very fast.”
The red Guardian Bravo “has big electric whips, but is very stocky and strong,” Boyega says.
Finally, there’s the badass Bracer Phoenix:
“She is a mystery rogue Jaeger, but is really strong and advanced. She has guns on the chest. That Jaeger is, in fact, a three-man rig — one is in the cockpit shooting missiles and bullets from the chest.”
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Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23, 2018.
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