John Boyega leads the charge in first Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer

Will you sign up for the Jaeger Uprising?

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Because battling Kylo Ren and the First Order wasn’t enough of a challenege, John Boyega is strapping on an enormous mech battlesuit for the Pacific Rim sequel – and now we’ve been given our first look at his character in action.

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A new teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising (released today at San Diego Comic-con) functions as a faintly creepy recruitment programme for the franchise’s giant monster-battling Jaeger suits, only for Boyega’s Jake Pentecost (son of Idris Elba’s Stacker in the original) to end the footage encouraging viewers to join the “Jaeger Uprising”.

And with the first film’s terrifying kaiju on the rise once again, they’ll probably need every recruit they can get.

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Say, maybe all those stormtroopers weren’t so bad after all…

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Pacific Rim: Uprising will be released in February 2018