For a long time, Pacific Rim 2 didn't look like it would ever see the light of day, but those worries are long behind. The sequel, officially titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, is in the middle of principal photography, and to get moviegoers even more excited for what it holds in store, director Steven DeKnight just posted a picture that has piqued our interest. Check it out!

What's behind this awesome door? You'll have to see #PacificRim2 to find out. #onset

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Releasing the photo on his social media pages, Steven DeKnight posted the above picture of himself in front of a mysterious door on set that looks like it's the entrance to a vault. However, he wasn't willing to disclose what lay beyond, writing that we'll have to see _Pacific Rim: Maelstrom _to learn the answer. What a tease! Off topic, but am I the only one who thinks it's cool how DeKnight's arm tattoos kind of match the design of that door? It's just me? Okay, moving on.

With Pacific Rim: Maelstrom still over a year away from release, it's interesting that Steven DeKnight decided to flat-out tell fans now that they'll have to wait until actually the movie to find out what's being that elaborate-looking door. That means there's no hope of DeKnight revealing the contents within in another social media post later in the shoot, let alone a shot in one of the trailers showing that door being fully open. What could be in there? Some kind of Jaeger? A miniature Kaiju? Charlie Hunnam chained to the wall against his will because he refused to reprise his role from the first movie? By all means, feel free to speculate in the comments below about what you think could be in there.

While Pacific Rim: Maelstrom plot details are being kept under the proverbial lock and key (much like whatever is behind that door), the movie has publicly announced most of its cast. Of all the main actors, only Star Wars: The Force Awakens' John Boyega has been provided character details, as he'll play the son of Idris Elba's character, Stacker Pentecost. The rest of the cast includes Suicide Squad's Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar and Nick Tarabay, the latter of whom worked with Steven DeKnight on the Spartacus TV series. There's no word on whether any of the actors from 2013's Pacific Rim (which hauled in over $410 million worldwide) will return for the sequel. Whatever is in store, one thing is guaranteed: moviegoers will be seeing more Kaiju vs. Jaeger action in different parts of the globe.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom hits theaters on February 23, 2018.

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