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SDCC 2017: John Boyega suits up for ‘Pacific Rim 2’ recruitment video

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San Diego Comic-Con only just began but the trailers and teasers are already being released by their respected studios. Legendary Pictures released a new video for “Pacific Rim Uprising,” the highly-anticipated sequel to the hit “Pacific Rim,” and it’s a Jaeger Uprising Recruitment Video for fans.

The follow-up to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” won’t hit theaters until 2018, but the video is sure to get fans excited for the new-release. The new installment was directed by Steven S. DeKnight, who co-wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael. The film will feature Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, Charlier Day, and John Boyega (who is featured in the teaser).

Legendary teased the video on YouTube stating, “A new generation of Jaeger Pilots will stand tall for all humanity. What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Witness the next evolution of human invention, with the unveiling of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps Mark VI Jaeger Program”. SDCC viewers should keep an eye out for the film, as WB is doing quite a few promotions for the project.

In the first film, heroes battled monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. The original film featured Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. Guillermo del Toro directed the original, working from a script written by Travis Beacham. The original also featured Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff and Brad William Henke.

The original film hit theaters in 2013, but didn’t open at number-one. It instead opened at number-three, behind “Despicable Me 2” and “Grown Ups 2,” but went on to make an impressive $101M domestically. The film ended its theatrical run having grossed over $411M worldwide.

Fans will have to wait a little longer to get a full-length trailer, but the new video and teaser-site created for the movie should keep them busy for a few weeks at least.