Pacific Rim will return in a completely new format. The sci-fi franchise is getting a new anime series on Netflix.
The Jaegers and Kaijus will return in the animated show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will focus on "two siblings — an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister — who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents." Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be seeing John Boyega's Jake Pentecost in the series.
The Pacific Rim anime series will be produced by Legendary Entertainment, the same company responsible for the first two films. Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution) will serve as co-showrunners. The voice cast has not yet been announced.
The streaming giant recently revealed its new line of projects. Other anime shows include an Altered Carbon spin-off series, the adaptation of the manga Cagaster of an Insect Cage, a show about the infamous African samurai Yasuke, and an animated reworking of the Philippine graphic novel Trese.
Fans have been wondering if Pacific Rim will be getting a third film after the successful two movies. The first film followed Charlie Hunnam's Raleigh Becket while the sequel featured Boyega's character. Both movies starred Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman.
Although it is still unclear if we'll be getting a third Pacific Rim film, the concept for the anime series sounds pretty interesting. Will the abandoned Jaeger actually be a new version of Gipsy Danger (or Gipsy Avenger in Uprising)? We can't wait to find out soon.
The Pacific Rim anime series has not yet been given an official release date. However, the show is expected to air on Netflix in 2019.