Official Pacific Rim: Uprising Logo Hints At A Kaiju Resurgence

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“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.

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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.

Source: Instagram