Well looks like we are gearing up for a great New York Comic Con! Ahead of the official trailer release on friday at the Con, Legendary has started up the viral marketing machine and also given us a great plot synopsis. Check it out!
First up let's talk about the plot breakdown! So it turns out they decided to confirm a returning character and also give us a better idea of John Boyega's character. This is the type of synopsis you would see on imdb page so don't worry about spoilers.
The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.
Mako's back!! Also they really seem to be building up the new Kaiju to be huge and "unstoppable." Speaking of Kaiju...
The viral marketing site gojaeger.com updated earlier today with a keypad asking for a passcode. Intrepid investigators on the web figured out that if you type in the numbers 65*789 it will make sounds that line up with the main theme song of the original film. The locked page reveals itself to be a countdown to the release of the trailer on friday but there are three surprises hidden in the countdown if you wait long enough. Brief glitchy pictures of Kaiju come through and oh boy are they cool!
Also we talked about the posters on the cast but I realized that we never actually posted them for all of you to see (in case you missed them).
What do you guys think about all of this? Look forward to us talking about the new trailer as soon as it available on friday afternoon!