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Idris Elba is cancelling the apocalypse. Well that’s what the actor’s character says in the forthcoming film Pacific Rim, which now has an official trailer.

The new trailer features more insight into the weaponry used by humans as they try to defend the planet from some humongous creatures that have invaded, via the ocean.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

If this film succeeds can we somehow get a Pacific Rim meets Transformers crossover?

Pacific Rim, which is directed by Guillermo del Toro, will be in theaters July 12. Watch the official trailer below.

Photo: Warner Bros.

 

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