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The new teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: The Black shows off a world overrun by kaiju

By Kenneth Ang - on 3 Feb 2021, 12:29pm

The new teaser trailer for Pacific Rim: The Black shows off a world overrun by kaiju

Image: Netflix, Polygon Pictures (via YouTube)
 
Much like Super Sentai and Gundam, the kaiju genre (like Godzilla and Ghidorah) is one of those aspects of pop culture that will pretty much always have a following. They occupy a niche that frankly isn't all that different from Star Wars, and just like how there will always be fans of lightsabers and Jedi Knights, there will always be folks interested in watching these monstrous beasts duke it out as well. 
 
But let's get to the point. I'm going to be honest - atomic and lightning breath is cool-ass s**t, but if you prefer watching giant mechs beat up monsters, there's a new animated series from Polygon Pictures called Pacific Rim: The Black that might interest you.
 
Based on the movies by Guillermo Del Toro and Steven S. DeKnight, The Black will arrive on Netflix on March 4 and details a post-apocalyptic future where kaiju have nearly overrun Australia. There's a new trailer for it too, and although we can't pinpoint any specifics yet, we do see two siblings coming across an abandoned Jaeger mech and trying to pilot it while searching for their parents. 
 

 
As for the brains behind this project, it seems we've got some folks from Marvel working on it - comics writer Craig Kyle and animation writer Greg Johnson will be serving as the showrunners, while the rest of the voice acting and production cast still remains unknown for now - we'll keep you posted as more information arrives.
 
So, if the recent trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong wasn't enough to energise your inner kaiju like Dr. Serizawa's nuke did for the King of the Monsters in the 2019 film, this might be a great supplement. Oh, and if you've got the time (and a little spare cash), perhaps you'd like to snap up one of Bandai's new figures too.
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