Social media is a great place to discover details for upcoming and currently in production films. Cast and crew sometimes post photos from the set giving us some insight into the productions.
There’s now a big reveal from Pacific Rim: Uprising cinematographer Dan Mindel via a new image Dan posted on his Instagram account (spotted by BDM).
The image includes a cast list that mentions that Rinko Kikuchi is returning for the film along with Karl Urban being a new cast member playing a character named Quan. It also mentions that John Boyega‘s character is named Jake, Scott Eastwood is playing a character named Lambert, and Callie Spaeny is Amara.
There’s also a mystery character Liwen or Uwen Shao which could be played by Jing Tian or Max Zhang.
UPDATE: Karl Urban is seemingly denying his involvement but it wouldn’t be the first time an actor tried to keep a role hush-hush.
Confirmation from Urban himself! https://t.co/deDZiG2HXI
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 9, 2017
Production is currently underway in Australia and it was said that some scenes would be shot in China.
SOURCE: DAN MINDEL