Pacific Rim uprising has the Star Wars actor playing the son of Stacker Pentecost, Elba’s apocalypse-canceling hero from the first film.
Young Jake doesn’t particularly want anything to do with his father’s legacy – but when the sea monsters come charging in again, he’s moved to rise to the occasion.
It remains to be seen whether young Jake will be successful in fending off the creatures (spoiler alert: he will, because these movies never end with the total destruction of mankind).
But based on the trailer, we can say that he seems almost as good at inspirational speeches as his daddy was. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the movies, it’s that there’s no problem a good inspirational speech can’t fix.
Pacific Rim Uprising is in theaters March 23.