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Pacific Rim: Uprising Synopsis Confirms Mako Mori’s Return and a New Defense Force

Pacific Rim: Uprising is quickly approaching. Despite somewhat shaky beginnings, Guillermo del Toro refused to give up on the project and fought hard to make it happen. While del Toro won’t be directing the sequel, he has given directer Steven DeKnight his stamp of approval. From the glimpses we’ve gotten of John Boyega as the son of Stacker Pentecost, we’re definitely on board as well.

In anticipation of the first trailer, which will be screened at NYCC this week, the official synopsis for Uprising has been released and promises “a global uprising against the forces of extinction” made of Boyega’s Jake Pentecost, Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, and the pilots she’s leading. Yes, this is our first official confirmation that Mako will be returning in the sequel, and she’s been up to quite a bit.

Here’s the synopsis in full:

“The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim: Uprising.

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 is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.”

Are you looking forward to Pacific Rim: Uprising?

(via io9, image: Warner Bros.)

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