Plot details are unknown. Boyega is playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie.
Ten years after The Battle of the Breach, the Jaeger program with its new set of heroes faces another Kaiju threat. Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to the 2013 film, Pacific Rim. The movie is based on the story by the first film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, with screenplay co-written by Emily Carmichael, T.S. Nowlin, Kira Snyder, and Steven DeKnight who is also the director.
Rinko Kikuchi (Mako Mori), Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geiszler) and Burn Gorman (Herman Gottlieb) will be reprising their roles, together with newcomers John Boyega (Jake Pentecost), Cailee Spaeny (Amara Namani), Scott Eastwood (Nate Lambert), Adria Arjona (Jules) and Tian Jing (Liwen Shao) among others.
The five Jaegers who will battle it out with the Kaijus have already been revealed to be named Gipsy Avenger, Bracer Phoenix, Saber Athena, Titan Redeemer, and Guardian Bravo. Gipsy Avenger, named after Gipsy Danger, has become the symbol of hope for humanity. Despite its Mark V classification Bracer Phoenix is built at par with the Mark VI Jaegers. Saber Athena is considered the sleekest and most elegant Jaeger created. Titan Redeemer is built to wreck massive havoc with its force and seismic Morningstar. Last but not the least, Guardian Bravo is designed for combat at range with its sophisticated proto-metallic Elec-16 Arc Whip.
Del Toro has been working on the sequel’s script since early 2012, and in 2014, he confirmed that he will be working on it again as the director. However, conflicts in production delayed the project. In early 2016 it was announced the project will push through with DeKnight as the director and after going through a couple of rewrites, the script was made.
The film is set for release of March 23, 2018.