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Get Familiar With Jaeger Academy In New Pacific Rim Uprising Promo

Why enlist in Jaeger Academy? You get to battle enormous beasts and look badass while doing it, for starters. 

Legendary Entertainment just rolled out a new promo for Pacific Rim Uprising, introducing viewers to the coveted place of wartime education. The institution where John Boyega's former pilot Jake Pentecost did his studies, Jaeger Academy is the place where hopefuls can "learn to pilot the most powerful machines to ever walk the Earth," and "become the most heroic version" of themselves. Those familiar with the Pacific Rim mythos will know that the Pan Pacific Defense Corps created Jaeger Academy as a way to train new pilots, assign them to their individual mobile weapons known as Jaegers, and send them out to fight in the war against the Kaiju, the giant amphibious creatures terrorizing Earth. 

While people can't join the Jaeger Academy of Pacific Rim Uprising (given the whole "it doesn't actually exist" thing), they can enlist in the one created just for the movie's marketing. Alongside the clip, Legendary unveiled an official website for Jaeger Academy. "Test yourself in Pan Pacific Defense Corps missions for the chance to become immortalized in the Hall of Heroes, have your name in the film credits, name a Jaeger from the film, and more!" the accompanying description reads. "Join the Uprising now to stand tall for all humanity."

Currently, the Hall of Heroes contest is closed, but winners will be announced in March, closer to when Pacific Rim Uprising is released in theaters. 

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising stars Scott Eastwood as Nate Lambert, Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori, Cailee Spaeny as Amara Namani, Charlie Day as Dr. Newt Geiszler, Burn Gorman as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, Jing Tian as Liwen Shao, Adria Arjona as Jules Reyes, Karan Brar as Suresh, Ivanna Sakhno as Vik, Zhang Jin as Marshal Quan, Levi Meaden as Ilya, Rahart Adams as Tahima Shaheen, Zhu Zhu as Juen, and Mackenyu as Ryoichi. 

Here's the plot summary for the film: "John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous 'Kaiju.' Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father's legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) — who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious' Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale."

Get ready for an all-out Kaiju brawl when Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on March 23.