Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. Deknight has announced that the sequel starring John Boyega has wrapped production on the project which shot mostly in Australia.
To celebrate, Deknight shared a photo of himself on set, thanking the cast and the crew for their efforts along with both Legendary and Universal Pictures as well as photographer Jasin Boland who shot the photo:
That’s a picture wrap on #PacificRimUprising! Huge thanks to cast, crew, and @legendary & @universalpictures! (And the amazing @jasinboland for the photo!)
In the sequel, Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost played by Idris Elba in the original film from director Guillermo Del Toro. Elba, nor Del Toro, nor the original film’s star Charlie Hunnam will be returning for the second installment. Instead, Boyega will lead the film along with Cailee Spaeney and Scott Eastwood.
Returning for the sequel is Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Plot details are still under wraps as an official synopsis has yet to be released, however, the sequel will follow Jake Pentecost as he takes up his father’s sword, piloting a Jaeger against the resurgent Kaiju.
The film also stars Adria Arjona, Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters February 23, 2018.
‘Godzilla’ Kaiju That Need To Be In The MonsterVerse
With both 2014’s Godzilla and this year’s Kong: Skull Island managing to outperform expectations, the MonsterVerse from Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers is off to a good start. That being said, there’s room for growth amongst the roster of kaiju – thus far, only five classic kaiju have been confirmed to exist in the MonsterVerse: Godzilla, King Kong, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah, and of those, we’ve only seen two of them in action. Should the series continue to succeed, the setting’s going to need more than original monsters like the M.U.T.O. and the Skullcrawlers – it will need to pull in some fan-favorite monsters from the classic creature features to keep things interesting. Here are ten of Toho’s best kaiju that would make fine additions to the MonsterVerse, with explanations of who they are and why they need to be a part of the setting.