John Boyega Filming ‘Something Special’ For ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim: Uprising wrapped principal photography back in March, but it seems like cameras aren’t completely finished rolling just yet on the sequel to the 2013 Kaiju versus giant robots film.

John Boyega shared a new image from the set of the film on Twitter today, saying that he’s back on set to film “something special” for the sequel.

Here is the tweet from Boyega:

Now, what immediately comes to mind in situations like this is that it sounds like Boyega could be filming a post-credits scene of some kind, perhaps one setting up another sequel in the series. While the first Pacific Rim didn’t crush it at the domestic box office, it did well enough overseas to warrant this sequel. If Pacific Rim: Uprising can pull off similar numbers worldwide, we could potentially be looking at a trilogy.

I, for one, would be all for that idea. These types of giant monsters and robots movies are right up my alley (with the glaring exception of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise). I loved the hell out of the first Pacific Rim, and while I’m a bit disappointed that the film’s director Guillermo Del Toro and stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba did not stay on board for the sequel, I’m really looking forward to seeing what director Steven S. DeKnight, Boyega and the rest of the cast do with this next film, and perhaps even more sequels to come.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight and stars series newcomers John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island), Nick E. Tarabay (Spartacus, Arrow), Levi Meaden (The Killing, The 100) and Adria Arjona (Emerald City), along with returning stars Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman.

Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on February 23, 2018.

Source: Twitter

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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  • Steve Kidd

    Uhhh, there’s a reason Elba’s not returning. His character DIED at the end of the first one. Quiet heroically, i might add.

    • Jeff Grantz

      Yeah, but isn’t Boyega supposed to be his son. I was thinking flashbacks maybe.