Look forward to more Jaegers in action for Pacific Rim: Uprising
Left to right: Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny), Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood).
Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) and Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood) suit-up to pilot Gypsy Avenger.
Rinko Kikuchi returns as an older Mako Mori as an official in the PPDC.
|Dr. "Newt" Geiszler (Charlie Day, above) returns with Dr. Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman, below) to nerd-out over new Kaiju.|
Strangely there is no sign of lead protagonist Raleigh Beckett who, along with Mako Mori, survived sealing The Breach. One more surviving Jaeger pilot was Herc Hanson, who took over the position of Marshal from the elder Pentecost, is also missing from the trailers. Hopefully there will be some reference to their fates in Pacific Rim: Uprising, or we would have to simply assumed they retired for good finding no compatible pilot to Drift (process when two Jaeger pilots synchronize their thoughts to share the neural load to control the giant robot). But the real world reason for Raleigh's absence is scheduling conflict of actor Charlie Hunnam as gleaned from his interviews.
The new Mark 6 Jaegers leap into action.
|Guardian Bravo activating its Elec-15 Arc Whip.|
A handful of us Outpost geeks managed to catch the Movie Premiere of Pacific Rim Uprising at MBO Cinemas. Here are their immediate reactions after the screening:
Plus our more in-depth Vulcan Review of Pacific Rim Uprising by Mr. Smock and guest reviewer Vincent:
During the last Apocalypse, we created a Malaysian Jaeger to defend our portion of the Pacific Rim against the invading Kaiju. Juara Tenggara is a Mark II Jaeger armed with V6 mass driver and X42 gatling cannon. Now with return of the Kaiju Invasion in Pacific Rim Uprising, it may be timely to upgrade our own local Jaeger. What names do you suggest for Malaysia's Mark-6 Jaeger? #instapic #instacool #robot #cosplay #PacificRim #PacificRimUprising #Jaeger #JuaraTenggara #Malaysian #CancellingtheApocalypse #WarReady #namethis #MalaysiaBoleh #savetheworld
More recently Outpost Productions conducted our final Geek Fan Panel on Facebook Live discussing about Pacific Rim and expectations of the upcoming movie. We shot live from Amenic Film Space with a live "studio audience" participating in our chit chat. Here's the full panel video posted on our Facebook Page:
Pacific Rim panel discussion happening now LIVE!Posted by Outpost Productions on Sunday, 18 March 2018
|Bandai Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits Pacific Rim: Uprising line of Jaeger action figures.|
Photo credit: IO9.com, Cheryl Eddy.
|Sighted at local collectibles shoop Secret Base are these Robot Spirits Gypsy Avenger and Bracer Phoenix.|
|Make your own Jaeger vs. Kaiju epic battles with these articulated figures from Bandai Tamashii Nations.|
Latest Outpost local intel has spotted some of these Bandai HG model kits available from Toy Garden in Pavilion KL with Obsidian Fury and Bracer Phoenix priced at RM89.90 (pictured below). These are also available from their online store together with some figures by NECA for the first movie.
|The cheapest alternative for Jaeger figurines, just requiring some assembly.|
|The exclusive metallic versions of Bandai's HG series Gypsy Avengers, Obsidian Fury and Bracer Phoenix.|
|Diamond Select Toys Jaeger action figures|
|Be careful this vinyl Kaiju toy doesn't freak our your mum thinking it's a mutated monitor lizard!|
To fill in the gap between the first and sequel movie, there is a six-issue comic books series titled Pacific Rim Aftermath by Legendary Comics, a subsidiary of Legendary Pictures itself. Based on the official synopsis below, much of the story looks to take place a year before the events of the upcoming movie:
|Cover of Pacific Rim Aftermath issue 1.|
|Hannibal Chau is back! And he |
doesn't look too happy on this cover art
of issue 2.
Since the importation of new comic books into Malaysia has seriously declined in recent years, it is unlikely to find Pacific Rim Aftermath in local comic stores (the few that are still left!). Instead opt for a digital version with the first two issues already available via Comixology.com at USD3.99 each (RM15.60). The online store listing also includes previews of the first three pages of each issue for reader to get a feel of the art style and story beats.
For fans who really can't get enough of Pacific Rim: Uprising, there is a prequel novel titled Ascension. This is the official synopsis:
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