It looks like a few actors from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim will be returning for the sequel. Thanks to a recent photo posted by cinematographer Dan Mindel via Instagram, we learn that Rinko Kikuchi will reprise her role as Mako Mori, and it confirms that Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will be back as well. The big piece of news it reveals is that Karl Urban seems to have joined the cast as well, which is freakin' awesome! All that information is on a little sticker placed on the side of the camera.
The all join the previously cast John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), who was cast as the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost, as well as Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny. I just love that Urban will most likely be in the film. This is the kind of film franchise that he's perfect for. It'll be interesting to see what role he plays in the film.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is being produced by Del Toro, and it's being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil). It will be released on February 23, 2018.