Urban, Kikuchi Join “Pacific Rim” Sequel?

Currently in production in Australia, the cast list for “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has been kept tight. The production has been happy to talk about the newcomers to the franchise like John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Nick E. Tarabay, Levi Meaden and so on – but so far no returnees from the first film have been announced.

Today, cinematographer Dan Mindel posted a photo from the set which includes a list of some of the character names and their corresponding cast members for scenes being shot that day.

Already announced actors Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny are there, but the list seems to confirm that Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, Charlie Day’s Newt and Burn Gorman’s Gottlieb are also back.

There also appears to be the first indication that Karl Urban has joined the cast, though his character name is obscured. Producer Guillermo del Toro has previously promised that ‘a lot’ of familiar faces would return for the sequel.

Steven S. DeKnight helms the film which opens February 23rd 2018.