‘Pacific Rim’ Image Introduces Charlie Hunnam And Rinko Kikuchi

Thank you Entertainment Weekly for getting us even more hyped for Comic-Con than we already were. In addition to the awesome “The Hobbit” images we saw earlier, this week’s issue of the magazine also includes a new look at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film “Pacific Rim.”

The first image from the movie introduced us to Idris Elba’s character, and now we get to meet those played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. Shock Till You Drop uploaded a scan of the image, which shows the two actors getting ready to start up their obsolete robot, Jaeger.

As we already know from the film’s recently-released plot synopsis, Hunnam and Kikuchi are the stars of this film. They play a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee, respectively, who end being humanity’s last hope for survival against a race of monstrous creatures known as the Kaiju. The aforementioned Jaegers are giant robots created to fight against the Kaiju, but it’s only the one gunned by Hunnam and Kikuchi that actually stands a chance against “the mounting apocalypse.”

We’re hoping that del Toro brings a trailer for “Pacific Rim” to Comic-Con so we can get a better sense of how the Jaeger and Kaiju look in action, but we love what a departure these robots are from what we’re used to seeing from del Toro. Our guess is the Kaiji will look more in line with the creatures in “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Cronos.”

“Pacific Rim” also stars Charlie Day, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff and hits theaters on July 12, 2013.

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