PHOTOS: New images from “Pacific Rim Uprising” preview John Boyega in a monster battle

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” star John Boyega appears in another big upcoming film, Pacific Rim Uprising, and Entertainment Weekly has released some new images from the movie.

Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, who leads the next-generation team of Jaeger pilots as they deal with the aftermath of the battle that took place 10 years earlier. In the sequel, the team must prepare for a possible new invasion. Jake is the estranged son of Stacker Pentecost, played by Idris Elba in the 2013 movie.

“Jake is the prodigal son,” says Boyega. “He is a young guy who was on the cusp of greatness in his early days when he was training to be a Jaeger pilot, but he always had a troubled relationship with Stacker. I’m the son he didn’t really talk about in the first film…the product of Stacker’s first love.”

Boyega describes the new Jaegers featured in the sequel:

  • Gipsy Avenger: “She’s an upgrade model form Gipsy Danger in the first movie.”
  • Saber Athena: “She’s the fastest Jaeger, and she is agile and assigned two skillful pilots who know how to do martial arts.”
  • Guardian Bravo: “She has big electric whips, but is very stocky and strong.”
  • Titus Redeemer: “She is a mystery rogue Jaeger, but is really strong and advanced,” Boyega says. “She has guns on the chest. That Jaeger is, in fact, a three-man rig — one is in the cockpit shooting missiles and bullets from the chest.”

“Pacific Rim Uprising” arrives in theaters on March 23, 2018.

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