'Pacific Rim: Uprising': John Boyega Shares New Photo On The Set

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Pacific Rim 2. (c) Universal Studios

We'll have to wait another year before we finally get to see the long-awaited Pacific Rim sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising. In the meantime, star John Boyega shared a new photo from the set on Monday to give us a sneak peak of the film:

John Boyega's caption literally refers to his character in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jake Pentecost, who is the son of Idris Elba's character from the first Pacific Rim. Beyond that, the image of John sitting on a bulkhead tells us little else about the film. At least we can infer that production of Pacific Rim: Uprising is moving along swimmingly.

Last month, an Instagram post from cinematographer Dan Mindel stirred speculation of Rinko Kikuchi's return. The post, now removed, revealed the following:

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The photo from cinematographer Dan Mindel's Instagram, now removed. Photo: VIA: Instagram
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Close up of the character sheet seen on cinematographer Dan Mindel's Instagram photo. Photo: VIA: Instagram

A piece of paper on the camera was enlarged to show Kikuchi's name next to her character Mako Mori. The paper also reveals Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprising their roles as Newt and Gottlieb as well as Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Karl Urban joining the cast.

Back in 2014, director of the original movie Guillermo del Toro shared the sequel's plot in an interview with Collider: “It’s a few years after the first one.  It’s not an immediate follow-up.  It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat.  It’s quite a jump.”

“It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie," said del Toro. "They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn.  I mean, [Burn’s] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him. You’re gonna get a lot of that, but the Kaijus are very different and you’re gonna see a very different type of the robots I think. It’s gonna be quite a different adventure.”

The Pacific Rim: Uprising release date is slated for Feb. 23, 2018.

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