“When alien life entered our world it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean – a fissure between two tectonic plates…a portal between dimensions.” Charlie Hunnam and his dubious accent may not be returning for Pacific Rim: Uprising, but his description of The Breach, that interdimensional portal connecting Earth with the kaiju world, still carries a lot of weight going into the release of Steven S. DeKnight’s blockbuster sequel.
Yes, Gipsy Danger and the gang managed to seal off The Breach at the tail-end of Guillermo del Toro’s original creature feature – at the expense of America’s greatest weapon, mind you – but if there was ever any lingering doubt that the kaiju are set to stage a resurgence in 2018’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel’s official logo has arrived, and it essentially puts those rumors to bed.
Unveiled via DeKnight’s Instagram feed (with a tip of the hat to Screen Rant) Uprising‘s logo retains the bold, metallic typography of the original film and, crucially, a reference to The Breach itself.
On board to send those otherworldly monsters packing is The Force Awakens breakout John Boyega, who will climb into the Jaeger cockpit as Jake Pentecost, son of Idris Elba’s gruff, apocalypse-cancelling Stacker Pentecost. Boyega won’t be battling kaiju on his lonesome though, as Uprising also features Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Lana Condor, Cailee Spaeny, Adria Arjona and Ukrainian up-and-comer Ivanna Sakhno.
Pacific Rim: Uprising makes land on February 23rd, 2018. Production continues apace Down Under, and we fully expect to clock eyes on the sequel’s first trailer before the year’s end.