Pacific Rim: Uprising” has been in development for quite some time now. However, there were numerous delays regarding the film too. The upcoming sequel to the robots versus giant monsters movie has finally already wrapped up filming. The movie is already on its track for its highly-anticipated release in 2018.

“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is expected to hit the theaters on February 23, 2018. Although the sequel was originally scheduled to be released on August 4 this year, the release was later pulled from the release calendar of Universal Studios and was postponed until 2018. With the release of the promotional posters and trailer for “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” it is safe to say that the Jaegers will fight different monsters in the science fiction sequel.

This time, what kind of monster will they face?

The new director for the series

Initially, the film was given to Director Guillermo del Toro. However, there were reports that Director Guillermo del Toro will just co-write the Universal Studios movie. He was replaced by Steven S. DeKnight. The director will make his directorial feature debut with upcoming big projects based on scripts penned by “Kong: Skull Island” and “Jurrasic World” scriptwriter Derek Connolly. Although DeKnight has some big shoes to fill in, his credits are saying something big about him. He directed several television shows such as “Angel,” “Spartacus,” “Daredevil,” and “Smallville.”

After the release of the much-awaited trailer of the sequel, the “24 Live Another Day” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor, John Boyega, confirmed via Twitter that he is playing the role of Jake Pentecost in the film.

After appearing in the much-awaited trailer of the film, there are more things to explore about what Boyega’s other role in the film would be.

Jake is the son of Idris Elba’s character, Stacker Pentecost, who sacrificed himself in the final moments of the first movie. Boyega will star alongside Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Scott Eastwood, Adria Arjona, Jing Tian, and Ivanna Sakhno.

Set several years after the events of the first film

The plot details of “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has been kept under wraps. However, the film will be taking place a few years after the events of the first movie. The movie will start in a world where Kaijus are no longer considered as a threat to humanity.

The world is peaceful thanks to the Jaeger technology. However, this will not last long.

There are reports claiming that Dr. Newton “Newt” Geisler (played by Charlie Day) and Dr. Herman Gottlieb (played by Burn Gorman) will both play significant roles in “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” There are speculations that Newt’s experiments with the Kaiju’s minds will mess with him psychologically. This leads to the speculations that he will turn into the dark side in the sequel.

The possibility of exploring the origins of the Kaiju monsters is high in “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” Further details about the monsters will be explained. It is also possible that Newt’s connection with the alien creatures could trigger the inevitable conflict between the humans and the monsters.

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