A new teaser for Pacific Rim: Uprising has arrived, and with it comes a quick look at many of the movie’s new Jaegers, along with the reveal of John Boyega’s character.
Those familiar with Pacific Rim should be familiar with the name “Pentecost”, as that’s the family name of Idris Elba’s Stacker, a marshal in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, who fought valiantly to save the world from an interdimensonal invasion originating in the Pacific Rim in the ocean. While Stacker isn’t confirmed to appear in the sequel, his son (portrayed by John Boyega) will be – and it’s looking as though he’s leading the initiative to build more Jaegers to be ahead of the curve should some other alien threat place humanity in danger.
This film will be the first non-Star Wars blockbuster that will feature John Boyega in a starring role, and it will come out shortly after The Last Jedi, so the Pacific Rim sequel looks likely to outdo its predecessor as long as Universal and Legendary Pictures can ensure that original’s audience will return – and that the picture can attract a greater audience.
Pacific Rim: Uprising makes waves on February 23, 2018. The film’s cast includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeney, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay.
Anime Properties Hollywood Should Tackle Next
Japan has been a driving force in the world of technology and gaming, but is also known for their animation. Anime series and films have become popular worldwide. Shows like Naruto and DragonBall Z are household names throughout the world. This popularity has carried over and gotten the attention of Hollywood with the occasional dip into these popular properties. The influence of anime is seen throughout Hollywood productions, but most notably in the hit franchise, The Matrix. While it is a challenging endeavor to adapt anime there have been attempts to do so, including Netflix’s Death Note Film as well as the live-action Ghost in the Shell. It’s an interesting time to look over how Hollywood adapts anime and which ones deserve to be given an American treatment.
Here are 10 anime properties that Hollywood should tackle next