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The Pacific Rim Uprising trailer dropped at New York Comic-Con this weekend to mixed reactions from fans of Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 original. With a brand new cast led by John Boyega, a brand new director in Steven S. DeKnight, and shiny brand new robots to fight a bigger apocalypse than the last time around, it certainly feels somewhat divorced from the original. And with fast cuts, lots of explosions, and a stirring hip-hop soundtrack, it does feel somewhat overwhelming to watch the visually stimulating trailer.

So let’s take a deep dive with a Pacific Rim Uprising trailer breakdown, where we’ll break down the trailer frame-by-frame, and find out exactly what is going on 10 years after the events of Pacific Rim.

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pacific rim 2 trailer

Turns out that what follows after you cancel the apocalypse…is another apocalypse.

The trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising debuted at New York Comic Con, after months of teases and images for the highly anticipated follow-up to Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 love letter to mecha anime and monsters, Pacific Rim. Now it’s up to a new generation of Jaeger pilots to save the world and defeat the monsters — with all-new gadgets and rocket-arm swords.

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pacific rim uprising

The first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising won’t arrive until Friday, but the first images from the Pacific Rim sequel give us a glimpse at the impressive new Jaegers and their pilots.

John Boyega leads the next-generation team of Jaeger pilots who must deal with the fallout from the world-saving battle 10 years ago, and gear up for a possible new invasion.

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Pacific Rim 2 synopsis

What happens after the apocalypse is cancelled? A Pacific Rim Uprising, as well as the guaranteed return of fan-favorite Pacific Rim character Mako Mori, played by Rinko Kikuchi.

The full story synopsis of Pacific Rim Uprising reveals more details of the story of the anticipated sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, featuring mostly new characters and an entirely new director. But no fear, like any “next generation” sequel or spin-off, some familiar faces with populate the Jaegers of Pacific Rim 2.

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Guillermo del Toro films ranked

Pacific Rim is a big ‘ol popcorn movie that shines with Guillermo del Toro‘s personality. After establishing a vibrant near-future in which Jaegers and Kaiju clash with glee, del Toro bowed out of directing the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising. For a while, especially when the project struggled to the green light, del Toro was still onboard to direct, but scheduling issues led to his departure.

The producer is still very much involved in Uprising, but of course, Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) eventually stepped in to direct the sequel. Find out why Guillermo del Toro left Pacific Rim 2 below.

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Live By Night Trailer

Next week brings the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and there are so many movies desperate to get promotion in front of the huge audience going to see the Harry Potter spin-off. And it seems Warner Bros. Pictures will be taking advantage of that by releasing a new trailer for Ben Affleck‘s latest directorial effort Live By Night.

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Live By Night Trailer - Ben Affleck

Not too long ago, we learned that Ben Affleck‘s long-awaited adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel Live By Night may get an awards-qualifying release late this year before going wide in January. Now that appears to have been confirmed with the first trailer for the 1920s crime thriller making its way online. This looks like it has the potential to be Ben Affleck’s best movie yet.

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Shia LaBeouf in Fury

Later this fall, Shia LaBeouf will be seen in American Honey, Andrea Arnold’s lovely and rambling indie drama about a magazine crew traveling across the U.S. But he almost spent 2016 as part of a very different ragtag group of misfits. The actor reveals he was considered for a part in the Warner Bros. DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, which would’ve reunited him with his Fury director David AyerRead More »

Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood has been lining up some pretty good jobs for himself. The actor recently appeared in the critically reviled but commercially successful Suicide Squad, and we’ll soon see him in Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live by Night. Now he’s just landed another leading part in Ecstasia, a science-fiction project from Wayne Kramer (The Cooler).

Below, learn more about the potential Scott Eastwood sci-fi movie.

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Now that it’s got a release date locked in, Pacific Rim 2 is recruiting some fresh blood to help John Boyega re-cancel the apocalypse. First up is Scott Eastwood, who’s reportedly circling sci-fi sequel. Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) is directing this time, replacing Guillermo del Toro who remains on board as a producer.  Read More »