John Boyega looks ready to cancel the apocalypse in the first official poster for Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim.
The image shows Boyega, who plays Jake Pentecost in the film, standing in front Gipsy Avenger, the Jaeger that he will presumably be piloting in the film. Boyega shared the poster on his Twitter, captioning it, “Up next!”
Up next! pic.twitter.com/YVROeCBUFu
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) September 26, 2017
Set years after the event of the first film, Pacific Rim: Uprising follows Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, who witnessed his father’s demise at the end of the original. In August, Boyega teased that the two year gap between the films’ settings allowed humanity to upgrade the Jaegers so as to make them more agile. Gipsy Avenger takes its name from Gipsy Danger, which was piloted by Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) and in the first film.
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Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight from a script written by Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn, Jon Spaihts, Derek Connolly, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and T.S. Nowlin. Opening March 23, 2018, the film stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman.