Pacific Rim Uprising Synopsis Confirms Rinko Kikuchi's Return


The hype train for Pacific Rim Uprising is picking up steam. Last week featured the debut of the first poster for the film, showing John Boyega's Jake Pentecost standing tall in front of his Jaegar, Gipsy Avenger. Now, a new summary reveals that Rinko Kikuchi's Mako Mori is part of the sequel's storyline.

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Mako's status was relatively unclear prior to this week, though it was well known that Charlie Hunnam's Raleigh Becket is not returning to the franchise. Here's the full summary of the upcoming kaiju vs. mecha film:

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Pacific Rim Uprising will bring Jake, Mako and the rest of its crew to theaters on March 23, 2018. The film also stars Burn Gorman, Adria Ardona, Jing Tian and Charlie Day.

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