The official synopsis for Pacific Rim Uprising describes the on-going battle between the Jaegers and the kaiju as “an all-out assault on humanity.” And the new trailer? Well, it’s more of an all-out assault of metal on our eyeballs. If robots clashing against one another amongst massive skyscrapers is your thing, then the Pacific Rim sequel is 100 percent for you.

John Boyega, finally able to show off his British accent, leads the sequel as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s general from the 2013 movie. But as Jake clarifies in the new trailer, he’s no hero like his pops was. Instead, Jake’s messing around, getting locked up in jail, and, like any average kid, partying his life away next to kaiju skeletons. But finally he decides to become a Jaeger pilot and lead a group of young recruits to battle the big bad sea monsters, as well as another new threat.

Here’s the full synopsis:

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Pacific Rim Uprising, directed by Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, hits theaters March 23. Check out the new poster below.


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