Who's ready for the sequel to 2013's "Pacific Rim"? We know we are! "Pacific Rim Uprising" — which takes place 10 years after the events of the first film — hits theaters on March 23, 2018. In celebration of its debut, Wonderwall.com is revealing the cast of the sci-fi flick. Keep reading to find out who plays who in "Pacific Rim Uprising"…
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In "Pacific Rim Uprising," John Boyega is pilot Jake Pentecost, the son of hero Stacker Pentecost, who was played by Idris Elba in the first film.
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John Boyega is truly the definition of an overnight sensation. The 25-year-old actor rose to international fame when he was cast as Finn in the 2015 "Star Wars" reboot, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The London native — who says he is single — solidified his A-list status with appearances in "Detroit" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." "Pacific Rim: Uprising" will be John's first leading role in a film and we're confident he's going to do an amazing job!
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Scott Eastwood stars as pilot Nate Lambert in "Pacific Rim Uprising."
Scott Eastwood is well on his way to having a stellar film career just like his father, Clint Eastwood. The 31-year-old actor — who originally used the name Scott Reeves professionally to avoid nepotism charges — has appeared in a string of successful films including "Flags of Our Fathers," "The Longest Ride," "Invictus," "Texas Chainsaw 3D," "Suicide Squad," "Snowden" and "The Fate of the Furious." The California native, who was most recently romantically linked to Maddie Serviente, has also dabbled in television with guest appearances on "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Fire."
Rinko Kikuchi reprises her role as Mako Mori, a pilot, in "Pacific Rim Uprising."
Rinko Kikuchi is not only a super-successful actress but a history maker. The 37-year-old starlet was the first Japanese actress to earn an Academy Award nomination in 50 years, which she did for her work in 2006's "Babel." In addition to her Oscar-nominated work, Rinko has starred in "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" and "47 Ronin." The "Pacific Rim Uprising" actress is also a married mother of one. She wed Japanese actor Shōta Sometani in 2014 and welcomed their first child in 2016.
Burn Gorman reprises his role as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, a scientist who studies the Kaiju aliens, in "Pacific Rim Uprising."
You might not recognize him at first glance, but Burn Gorman has starred in some of your favorite shows and films. The 43-year-old character actor played Dr. Owen Harper on the BBC's "Torchwood," Karl Tanner on HBO's "Game of Thrones," Phillip Stryver in "The Dark Knight Rises," Mr. Holly in "Crimson Peak" and The Marshal on Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle." Burn may be a great actor, but that's not all he does. The Londoner is also a married father of three with teacher Sarah Beard, whom he wed in 2004.
Charlie Day reprises his role as Dr. Newt Geiszler, a scientist who studies the Kaiju aliens, in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The 42-year-old actor might be hitting the big screen again soon, but his fame was built on television. Charlie gained a national fandom portraying Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." The New York City native also starred in "Horrible Bosses" (and its 2014 sequel), "Monsters University," "The Lego Movie" and "Fist Fight." When he's not cracking jokes on TV screens and movie sets, Charlie can be spotted with his wife of 12 years, actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and their 6-year-old son, Russell.
Karan Brar plays Suresh in "Pacific Rim Uprising." He may have started his career as a child star, but Karan is all grown up now! The 19 year old is best known for his role as Chirag Gupta in the "Wimpy Kid" feature-film franchise's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days." "Pacific Rim Uprising" will be Karan's first feature-film role as an older character. The Washington native is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Adria Arjona stars as Jules Reyes in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The Puerto Rican actress is best known for her television work. The 25 year old previously starred as Emily on the HBO series "True Detective," Dani Silva on the CBS series "Person of Interest" and Dorothy Gale on the NBC series "Emerald City." Adria — who lived in Mexico City until she was 12 — is the daughter of superstar Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona, though she avoided using her family connection to win roles. Instead, the stunning starlet reportedly worked as a waitress in New York City before hitting it big.
You might recognize him as Ariel Winter's live-in boyfriend, but Levi Meaden will soon be making a name for himself on the big screen. The 30-year-old actor stars as Ilya in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The Canada native is no stranger to acting, having previously starred on the CW series "iZombie," the Netflix series "The Killing" and the Syfy series "Aftermath."
Former MTV China VJ Zhu Zhu plays Juen in "Pacific Rim Uprising." Like many a VJ before her, Zhu Zhu is currently transitioning from reporting on celebs to becoming one herself. The 33-year-old Chinese native starred in a host of Chinese and Bollywood movies after leaving MTV. Her role in "Uprising" is her first major part in a Hollywood film. Zhu also starred as Nergui/Princess Kokachin on the hit Netflix series "Marco Polo."
Nickelodeon star Rahart Adams plays pilot Tahima Shaheen in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The 22-year-old Australian actor first came to fame starring as Jax Novoa on Nick's "Every Which Way." He went on to star as Kent Saydak on the Awesomeness TV web series "Foursome." Rahart — who was previously romantically linked to fellow Nick star Sydney Park — is currently dating a beautiful unnamed woman whom he calls his "angel" on Instagram. Aww, young love!
Cailee Spaeny plays Amara Namani in "Pacific Rim Uprising." She's only 20, but Cailee has been laying the groundwork for stardom. In addition to "Uprising," the Missouri native will also be starring in "On the Basis of Sex" with Armie Hammer, "Backseat" with Christian Bale and Amy Adams, and "Bad Times at the El Royale" with Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth in 2018. Talk about a busy girl! We're even more impressed considering "Uprising" is Cailee's first feature-length film ever.
Jing Tian plays Liwen Shao in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The Chinese actress is no stranger to big-budget Hollywood films, having previously starred in "The Great Wall" in 2016 and "Kong: Skull Island" in 2017. The 29 year old is also a rising star in China where she's appeared in numerous large-scale Chinese movies. When she's not acting, Jin can be spotted posting selfies to her popular Instagram page.
Max Zhang Jin plays Marshal Quan in "Pacific Rim Uprising." The Chinese actor began his career as a stunt double for Golden Globe-nominated actress Zhang Ziyi in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 2000. Since then, Max has gone on to star in a host of successful Chinese films. The 43 year old is married to fellow Chinese actor Ada Choi, with whom he has two daughters.