'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Trailer Shows How the World Ends

John Boyega's sequel opens March 23.

For fans of robots who fight monsters, Wednesday morning brings good news.

The new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising shows the journey of Jake Pentacost (John Boyega), son of the late hero Stacker Pentacost (Idris Elba), as he becomes the Jaeger pilot the world needs to beat back a Kaiju onslaught. Like his father, in addition to fighting monsters, he's also good at inspirational speeches.

Steven S. DeKnight directs the sequel to the 2013 film from Guillermo Del Toro. 

"I can tell you that the vision of this movie was to build upon and expand upon the universe," Boyega said last year at New York Comic Con. "What I wanted to see after Pacific Rim is what we see in this movie." 

Pacific Rim: Uprising will be released March 23.