The first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising debuted at New York Comic Con. Guillermo del Toro directed and co-wrote the script with Travis Beacham for the first Pacific Rim film, which hit theaters in 2013. Starring Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, Pacific Rim told the story of pilots who operated massive robots called Jaegers, which were created to fight Kaiju monsters that periodically invaded Earth through an interdimensional portal located at the bottom of the ocean. Although Raleigh and his co-pilot Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) helped close the breach, they lost many of the other pilots in battle, including Mako’s adoptive father Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba).

Though Pacific Rim wasn’t necessarily a massive critical or financial hit, it did inspire a devoted fan base that has been clamoring for a sequel since 2013. Legendary Pictures finally announced the sequel, but del Toro stepped down from ...

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