Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) star John Boyega is to get a second major blockbuster franchise under his belt in Stephen S. DeKnight’s much anticipated sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 movie ‘Pacific Rim’.
Boyega will star in the movie, titled ‘Pacific Rim: Maelstrom’, as the son of Idris Elba’s character Stacker Pentecost, though details regarding his role and the plot are otherwise top secret.
Speaking on the announcement of Boyega’s casting, the creator of the Pacific Rim universe Guillermo del Toro stated the following:
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”