– 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

  • bickle2

    This looks a lot dumber, and not in the Goodway that the original was

  • Mad Barchetta

    Works for me. Good non-spoilery visuals with a bit of an inspirational speech over top. That’ll do.

  • Smerdyakov

    I say chaps, let’s give those kaiju a good thrashing, eh wot?

  • Han’s Blaster

    Lame. Very much in the same vein as Independence Day Resurgence. Let’s let the kids be the show and rehash what we had but make it more compelling to millenials- now with slo-mo FX that is soooo overdone and lets make Michael Bay jealous. Sad.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Only if it had long pan shots of hot model booty would Bay get jealous.

    • M@rvel

      It’s always funny to me when someone says a movie is catering to millennials as if that’s a bad thing or as if all millennials are like 18 years old…. you do realize that millennials make up the majority of the American population right?? Like you realize that the age range for millennials is 18-34 right…..

      • Han’s Blaster

        Like you do realize that like I know that you are like a millennial and like you also know that like my point was like Resurgence was a dud like because the story sucked and the millennials they cast were like lame. Like you get what I’m saying M@rvel like right?

        • M@rvel

          I don’t even know what you were trying to say man, too many “likes” stuffed in there to tell….

  • TheOct8pus

    Is this game for Playstation or XBox?

  • SeanDon

    Haha…Jesus that looks a step just above the Power Rangers movie! Granted I thought the first one was pretty stupid as well, so maybe I’m not their target demo.

  • Mickthemovieman

    Horrible choice for a song….

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Was it Imagine Dragons again?

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Today, we celebrate our Pacific Rimming, er, Rimjob.

  • axebox

    Looks on par with the first one. Which I loved! Very much looking forward to this.

  • Victor Roa

    Btw, post Charlie Day’s new theme songs fom NYCC. “Why didn’t you use the sword from the beginning? We could be out getting ice cream.”

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.