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First official image from Pacific Rim sequel

February 8th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….