The premise of Pacific Rim Uprising feels like the sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s gleeful mecha-anime homage is saying, “Anything you can do, I can do bigger and with more bombast.”
And the latest extended TV spot only serves to hammer that in, with the movie promising the biggest Kaiju we’ve seen yet. But if anyone is up to the task, it’s Stacker Pentecost’s (Idris Elba) son Jake Pentecost (John Boyega).
Here is the official synopsis for Pacific Rim Uprising:
Jake Pentecost is 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 cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father’s legacy.
Pacific Rim Uprising is set to hit theaters on March 23, 2018.