— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 7, 2017
The first officially released image from next year’s Pacific Rim: Uprising has arrived.
Star Wars actor John Boyega unveiled the picture on his Twitter feed. It shows his character Jake Pentecost, son of the original movie’s Stacker Pentecost, as played by Idris Elba, sitting, surrounded by rubble, next to the doorway to a Jaeger, the giant human-piloted robots from the original movie. That tweet was later shared by the official Pacific Rim Twitter account, accompanied with “We’re back!”.
Meanwhile, unofficial pictures from the sequel have also found their way online.
They include on-set images (check the link below) from downtown Sydney, Australia were the movie is being filmed. Co-star Scott Eastwood can be seen in the thick of the action and in-costume.
The new film will directed by Steven S. DeKnight from a screenplay by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and T.S Nowlin.
As well as the aforementioned Eastwood, the movie co-stars The Great Wall’s Jing Tan and, returning from the original, Rinko Kikuchi. Guillermo del Toro, director of the first movie, will produce the new pic and also provided the basic storyline.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled for release on 23 February 2018.
Pacific Rim 2: Scott Eastwood stars in sci-fi action blockbuster filming in Sydney https://t.co/fFkw36rkl7
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) February 6, 2017