Pacific Rim Uprising won’t see many familiar faces from the first movie, yet in new footage which was released at Tokyo Comic-Con, actress Rinko Kikuchi, who played Mako Mori, has confirmed her return. The return is a bit of a surprising reveal (albeit a welcome one) because Charlie Hunnam who played Mako’s drift partner, Raleigh Becket, will not be back for the sequel, which is jumping ahead a few years in time.

The new footage is less a trailer and more of a mix of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, spliced together with some material from the movie. In the interviews, stars John Bogeya, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny, as well as Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight, talk about the movie and why they felt the story of the sequel needed to be told. It’s during this line of interviews that Rinko Kikuchi appears and ...

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