NYCC: Sneak Peek at Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim is the most bombastic sci-fi live action film I’ve ever seen, and with today’s NYCC panel, Pacific Rim: Uprising looks even better! First time director Steven S. DeKnight will be replacing Guillermo Del Toro at the helm, but I have high hopes. He’s played a part in writing or producing several notable series through the years, including: Smallville, Buffy, Angel, and my personal favorite, Spartacus. It’s safe to say, this movie is in good hands.

Uprising takes place ten years after the event of the first movie. In terms of technology there is a lot more cool stuff! DeKnight ran through a list of new Jaegers during the panel, including ones that had Plasma swords, Death Balls, and Graphene Arc Whips. You can see them all in action in the new trailer (which I’ve included below)!

During the panel, the cast stressed that the general theme of Uprising is based on unity. There are no longer Russian-built Jaegers, American-built Jaegers, or Japanese-built Jaegers. After the Battle of the Breach, the world came together to fight the huge alien monsters called Kaijus. Likewise, this concept applies the people as well. DeKnight stressed that the general gist of the movie is inclusiveness; it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, your cultural background, or what gender you are, you can make a difference. I think that’s a solid grounded concept and I cant wait to see how that translates on screen.

John Boyega, from Star Wars fame, stars and produces Pacific Rim: Uprising. He’s a big fan of the original movie and he sees Uprising as an opportunity to expand on Guillermo del Toro’s vision. “It’s fun, it’s action. I believe it’s everything you want Pacific Rim to be moving forward.”

That sounds good enough for me, Mr. Boyega!

You can catch Pacific Rim: Uprising in theaters March 23rd, 2018.

Dave

Dave is a part-time writer living in the Lower East Side. He enjoys reading and watching all things Science Fiction. His favorites include: Pushing Ice, The Martian, Stargate, Coherence, and The Expanse.

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