While story details are scarce, Boyega will be joined by solid cast, including the return of Dr. Newton Geiszler (Charlie Day), Dr. Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman), and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) - and new additions like Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood).
While the first Pacific Rim wasn't a massive box office success domestically - pulling in a meager a little over $100 million stateside - the film performed well overseas, scoring an impressive $300 million worldwide. While Stacker isn't confirmed to appear in the sequel, his son (portrayed by John Boyega) will be - and it's looking as though he's leading the initiative to build more Jaegers to be ahead of the curve should some other alien threat place humanity in danger.
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Earlier saw Legendary and Universal release the Comic-Con teaser, offering a first look at the Jaeger mechs and John Boyega, and a viral site was also launched. Is there some competition for the Jaeger corps in the giant-monster punching department? These weapons, like Gipsy Avenger's chain sword and Titan Reseemer's morning star, should provide for even bigger and better action in DeKnight's follow up.
The video points fans to a new in-universe website, GoJaeger.com, which features a ton of new information about the Jaegers, including blueprints of several brand-new ones. The franchise narrowly pulled off getting a sequel, and now we've got an intriguing first look at how it's coming together.