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'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Goes All GLaDOS-y And Now We Want Cake

By Tori Preston | Trailers | July 20, 2017 |

By Tori Preston | Trailers | July 20, 2017 |

The long-gestating sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 robots vs. monsters punch-out, Pacific Rim, has just released its first propagand-tastic teaser trailer. And boy, does it make us worried about the fate of the human race…

While the promo provides a refresher on what, exactly, a Jaeger is anyway (giant robots that humans made in order to, you know, punch equally giant Kaiju monsters), it’s the narrator that really stands out. Because Jesus tap dancing Christ, ya’ll — I think that’s GLaDOS. You know, the murderous AI from the Portal games? The one that lays out deadly test rooms and forces subject to navigate them with the promise of cake (which, spoiler: is a lie).

Either it’s a coincidence, or something ominous is afoot for our poor drift-compatible Jaeger pilots. Will Pacific Rim: Uprising feature a giant mecha rebellion?

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The teaser includes our first look at John Boyega’s character, Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first film. Returning for the sequel are Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman. The film is slated to hit theaters February 28, 2018.

Tori Preston is the managing editor of Pajiba. She tweets here. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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