Now that principal photography has wrapped, ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is currently in the post-production phase where all the cool jaeger vs kaiju action happens. While director Steven S. DeKnight takes care of making that happen, fans clamoring for a taste don’t have to look much further because promotional materials and merchandising have already started to surface, including some awesome collectibles that give us a closer look at the epic piece of machinery known as Gipsy Avenger.
First seen in an image released back in February, Gipsy Avenger looks to be some kind of upgrade or homage to the legendary Gipsy Danger from the first ‘Pacific Rim’. Now, we can see even more similarities thanks to toy company Tamashii Nations. PacificRim2-Movie.com has new images of the toy version of Gipsy Avenger that details weaponry including the Gravity Sling, an upgraded Plamacaster, a dual vortex turbine, and the familiar Chain Sword and Elbow Rocket. You can take a closer look at the new jaeger in the pictures below:
There’s currently no word on who’s set to pilot the jaeger, but there’s a good chance that John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost (the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost) and Scott Eastwood’s Nate Lambert, but there’s no way to tell for sure at this point. Chances are though that we’ll find out sooner rather than later since we’re on track to get more information from synopses, trailers, and every other piece of promotional material that you could think of leading up to the film’s early 2018 release date.
What do you think of this in-depth look at Gipsy Avenger from ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’? Which features of this jaeger are you most excited to see in action? And what do you think the connections are between this jaeger and Gipsy Danger from the first movie? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments.
‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ starring John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian emerges from the Breach on February 23, 2018.