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New Pacific Rim 2 Video Announces Exciting Fan Contest

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New Pacific Rim 2 Video Announces Exciting Fan Contest
If you're a Pacific Rim super-fan who's looking forward to the new Pacific Rim Uprising sequel, then you'll be excited to learn that a new contest will give you a chance to be a part of the actual movie itself. Legendary Entertainment has announced the 'Hall of Heroes' competition, offering two fans the chance to become a part of the movie and take their place alongside Pacific Rim's most legendary heroes. Unleash your creativity and show off how Pacific Rim has inspired you. It can be anything, from Jaeger cosplay, fan videos, Kaiju body art, stories, music and more. Winners will be chosen by Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight, and featured in the new movie as part of the Ppdc's Hall of Heroes.

The contest was introduced today with a new video featuring John Boyega, who plays Jake Pentecost in the sequel, the son of Stacker Pentecost
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John Boyega and Scott Eastwood featured in new Pacific Rim Uprising image

Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a brand new image from next year’s sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising featuring John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, along with Scott Eastwood’s Lambert; check it out here…

See Also: Pacific Rim Uprising director says a crossover with Godzilla and King Kong is a possibility

See Also: Pacific Rim Uprising a “launching pad” for a shared universe

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.
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Pacific Rim Uprising director says a crossover with Godzilla and King Kong is a possibility

Back in September when it was first announced that Legendary Pictures were planning a shared universe between Godzilla and King Kong, rumours surfaced about the possibility of the studio bringing Pacific Rim’s Jaegers and Kaiju into the mix for a crossover of monster proportions.

Since then, we’ve heard nothing else about the prospect; however, Steven S. DeKnight, director of the upcoming sequel Pacific Rim Uprising, has revealed to Collider that talks have taken place and there is a chance that the crossover could become a reality.

“I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility [of crossing over],” said DeKnight. “Look I think it would be fantastic to have the Pacific Rim universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, it seems like a natural step. And part of the big overall plan after the third movie we’ve talked about is that could happen,
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Pacific Rim 2 Prequel Comic Bridges the Gap Between Movies

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Pacific Rim 2 Prequel Comic Bridges the Gap Between Movies
Legendary announced today that it will release a new comic book prequel to its highly-anticipated movie sequel Pacific Rim Uprising, which hits theaters February 23, 2019. The 6-part series is a gritty action adventure that explores a new criminal underworld born in an age of monsters and mechs, and an unmissable story for all Pacific Rim fans. Here's the official description of the comic below.

"Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the West Coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. In this futuristic aftermath, we will meet a new generation of survivors, including Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who is searching for answers behind the death of his Legendary father; Griffin, a Jaeger pilot who has gone from defending the world to piloting an illegal Jaeger enforcer for a mob boss; and the Mech Czar,
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Pacific Rim Uprising a “launching pad” for a shared universe

Following the release of the first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, Nerdist caught up with director Steven S. DeKnight to discuss the film, with DeKnight revealing that the plan is for the sequel to serve as a “launching pad” for an entire transmedia franchise featuring movies, spinoff films, comics and even an animated series.

“I’m certainly hoping so,” said DeKnight. “I think you’ll definitely probably get more comics. The plan was always to use this movie as a launching pad. If enough people show up to this, we’ve already talked about the plot of the third movie, and how the end of the third movie would expand the universe to a Star Wars/Star Trek-style [franchise] where you can go in many, many different directions. You can go main canon, you can go spin-offs, you can go one-offs. Yeah, that’s the plan. And I would love
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See John Boyega And Scott Eastwood In IMAX Trailer For Pacific Rim Uprising

(L to R, foreground) John Boyega as Jake and Scott Eastwood as Lambert in the “Gipsy Avenger” conn pod in “Pacific Rim Uprising.”

Remember that awesome bit in 2013’s Pacific Rim where Idris Elba rallies the troops with his rousing call to arms “We Are Canceling the Apocalypse!” It’s all the more cool with Ramin Djawadi’s score.

You know the scene…

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.

Set to be released in cinemas on March 23, 2018, check out the stunning and newly released IMAX trailer.

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
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‘Justice League’ Trailer, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Anticipation Dominate Social Media Chatter

‘Justice League’ Trailer, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Anticipation Dominate Social Media Chatter
Two films — “Justice League and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — topped last week’s social media buzz, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Justice League” generated 190,000 new conversations last week after Warner Bros. stepped its marketing efforts. Most notably, the studio released of a new full trailer on Oct. 8 at New York Comic Con.

The new trailer follows Wonder Woman and Batman as they team up to assemble a group of heroes to fight a newly awakened threat. It’s set to a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” and also features Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. “Justice League” opens Nov. 17.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 123,000 new conversations last week with the release of new plot details on Oct. 3 and posters on Oct. 5. There is also anticipation bubbling for tickets, which go on sale on Oct. 9, coinciding
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First Trailer Drops for ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Fans at Nycc 2017 got to see the first official look at ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’, the sequel to the Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 fan favorite ‘Pacific Rim’. Lucky for those not in attendance (myself included) the trailer was released online at the same time. Check out the trailer right here!

Here is the official synopsis:

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,
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Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer Is Here

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Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer Is Here
After four years of waiting, we finally have our first good look at Pacific Rim: Uprising, the long-awaited, highly-anticipated sequel to Pacific Rim. Despite early reports suggesting that Universal and Legendary were going to make us wait until Saturday for the first Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer, they decided to give it to us a day early. So buckle up, because there is a whole lot of giant monster and robot action to feast your eyes upon. We've got new Jaegers, new Kaiju and new characters, but the important thing here is that monsters and robots are duking it out for our enjoyment.

In Pacific Rim: Uprising, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) plays Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose father, Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training in favor of a life in the criminal underworld.
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Watch the first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising

The first trailer for Steven S. DeKnight’s upcoming sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising has been unveiled at the New York Comic Con, and we have it for you here; take a look…

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,
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John Boyega Suits Up in First Trailer for 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Sequel

"The war we thought we finished is just beginning..." Universal has unleashed the first full trailer for the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's monsters vs robots movie from a few years back. Guillermo del Toro produced and help write the story, but hands over the directing reigns to Steven S. DeKnight. This sequel continues after the first one, following John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba's character Stacker Pentecost from the original movie. The ensemble cast includes Adria Arjona, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Dustin Clare, Levi Meaden, Daniel Feuerriegel, Karan Brar, & Jin Zhang. There's actually some very cool footage in this trailer, shows some promise as a crazy epic, super fun sci-fi action film. Strap in! And enjoy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising, from
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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ First Trailer Sees John Boyega Battle Amphibious Creatures, Giant Robots (Video)

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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ First Trailer Sees John Boyega Battle Amphibious Creatures, Giant Robots (Video)
The first trailer for “Pacific Rim 2” was unleashed onto the crowd at New York Comic-Con on Friday — and it had instant impact. The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 sci-fi film from Legendary and Universal stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Tian Jing and Daniel Feuerriegel, plus returning actor Charlie Day. It hits theaters on March 23. Read More See John Boyega's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 2363 The movie is set in a dystopian future pitting underwater creatures called Kaiju against giant robots operated by dual human pilots called...
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John Boyega Is Humanity's Last Hope in the New Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer

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Pacific Rim Uprising might not have Charlie Hunnam or Idris Elba's characters from Guillermo del Toro's 2013 sci-fi action film, but that doesn't mean the sequel looks any less epic. The first trailer for the upcoming movie, due out March 23, stars John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, one of humanity's last hopes in the stand against "the monsters that destroyed our cities, and the monsters we created to stop them." Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, and Burn Gorman are set to reprise their roles from the original and will be joined by Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, and Jin Zhang.
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Nycc 2017: Watch Jaegers Battle the Next Wave of Kaiju in New Trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising

  • DailyDead
The Breach may have been closed in Pacific Rim, but that doesn't mean it can't be opened in the upcoming sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising, which is teased in a new trailer that was unleashed at New York Comic Con.

You can view the new Pacific Rim Uprising trailer below. Scheduled for a March 23rd, 2018 release, Legendary and Universal's Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) as the son of Stacker Pentecost, the character portrayed by Idris Elba in the original film. The cast also includes Cailee Spaeny, with Scott Eastwood expected to play a key role as well. Boyega’s UpperRoom Productions is producing the project along with Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Guillermo del Toro.

Pacific Rim Uprising was helmed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil), who took the directing reins of the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film.
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John Boyega Readies for War in ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Trailer

John Boyega Readies for War in ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Trailer
The uprising has begun.

The first trailer for “Pacific Rim Uprising” wowed audiences at New York Comic-Con on Friday.

“We were born into a world at war. Between the monsters that destroyed our cities and the monsters we created to stop them, we thought we had sacrificed enough,” John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost narrates in the clip. “But the war we thought we finished is just beginning, and the only thing standing in front of the apocalypse is us.”

From there, the action-packed preview introduces a new generation of Jaeger pilots ready to combat the evolving Kaijus and prevent humanity’s extinction. The sequel picks up 10 years after the Battle of the Breach, and Boyega takes up the legacy of his father (Idris Elba’s character), who sacrificed his life in the first film.

The cast also includes Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Charlie Day.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Re-Cancel The Apocalypse in the First Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer

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New York Comic-Con brings the previously promised trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, giving us our first real look at the action packed sequel and the new robot versus kaiju action. Come inside to check it out!

The long-gestating Pacific Rim sequel is heading into theaters early next year, but today, thanks to Nycc 2017, we're getting our first real look at the movie in action. Sure, Sdcc gave us a little promo, but that showed nothing of the actual movie or story that will be playing. This morning's trailer is bringing the goods, with plenty of action!

It's awesome to see some familiar faces in this trailer along with the newcomers. The first film disappointed me a great deal, though I'm fairly certain Charlie Hunnam's character is what completely threw me off. With him out of the picture and a new story, I find myself feeling the tendrils of hype seeping into my core.
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First Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer Is Larger Than Life

Ten years have passed since Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi’s heroes channeled their inner Stacker Pentecost and canceled the apocalypse, but the years have not been kind to the Ppdc’s (Pan Pacific Defense Corps) Jaeger program.

Written off as a costly and unnecessary endeavor once the Kaiju have been defeated, by the time Pacific Rim: Uprising begins, those towering mechs will ostensibly be collecting dust – that is, until those otherworldly creatures begin to claw their way back from beyond the Breach. And so, the Ppdc begins to mount a defense against yet another mass invasion.

Headed up by two Jaeger pilots – played here by John Boyega (The Force Awakens) and Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) – the Mark VI fleet of Pacific Rim: Uprising is armed to the teeth with WMDs and other bells and whistles. Heck, one could even argue that each bipedal Jaeger is a Wmd in and of itself,
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‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer: John Boyega is Ready to Beat the Crap Out of Some Kaiju

  • Indiewire
‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer: John Boyega is Ready to Beat the Crap Out of Some Kaiju
The “Hellboy” franchise may be moving forward without the involvement of Guillermo del Toro, but “Pacific Rim” isn’t so foolish. The visionary director may not be behind the camera for the long-awaited sequel, “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” but he’s a producer on the project and has been in the development process ever since the original was released in summer 2013. Steven S. DeKnight, the creator of Starz’s “Spartacus” television franchise, is handling directing duties.

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“Uprising” is set 10 years after the events of the first movie and stars John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s character. Jake was once a promising young Jaeger pilot but has since fallen into the criminal underworld. When his half-sister Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) offers him a chance at redemption by rejoining the Jaeger program, Jake gets thrust in a robots vs.
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First-look images and new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising

With the first trailer set to debut this weekend at New York Comic-Con, EW has revealed four first look images for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising which you can check out below along with a new teaser for the film…

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
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

First Official Images Land From ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Entertainment Weekly has released the first four official images from upcoming sequel Pacific Rim Uprising. John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Adria Arjona, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman are amongst the cast of the big-budget film, which arrives in cinemas next year.

Boyega spoke to the outlet about his role of Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba’s character from the 2013 original.

“Jake is the prodigal son,” Boyega told EW. “He is a young guy who was on the cusp of greatness in his early days when he was training to be a Jaeger pilot, but he always had a troubled relationship with Stacker. I’m the son he didn’t really talk about in the first film … the product of Stacker’s first love.”

Stacker and Jake reportedly fell out “because of Stacker’s attention and hope and faith in Mako rather than him.
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