The combination of giant robots, giant monsters, and Guillermo Del Toro had already set fan expectations high for his 2013 film, Pacific Rim. Then the trailer came out. Instantly everyone realized that this is the director going bigger, badder, and more bombastic than we’ve ever seen him do before, which is saying a lot.

MTV sat down with the director to go over his brand new trailer and provide some context to all the scenes. It’s a great way to digest footage that, if you’re like me, you’ve probably watched more than a few times in the last 24 hours. Tons and tons of new information is presented here, including Del Toro calling this trailer  ”Howard’s End” compared to what we’ll see next summer. Check it out below.

Thanks to MTV for this video. Be aware, Del Toro does give a bunch of potential spoilers here.

Pacific Rim, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman, opens July 12. Here’s the synopsis.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. 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. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes–a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)–who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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