Pacific Rim Sequel Finds Its Lead in Star Wars’ John Boyega

Mondays are hard. We all know this. But sometimes something happens at the start of the week, and suddenly things look a little brighter…

Such as this news: John Boyega, still riding the wave of his success from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been cast in the Pacific Rim sequel!

My support for the Pacific Rim franchise is no secret, and I’ve been following its rocky journey to a sequel closely, so when this news hit this morning, I was elated.

Boyega will be playing the lead character in the film, who just so happens to be the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost.

I already have so many questions: Where was he in the first film? How much did he and Mako (Rinko Kikuchi) grow up together? Is he a jaeger pilot?

Basically, I am more than ready for this film.

Steven S. DeKnight will be directing the sequel, while creator and director of the first film Guillermo del Toro is acting strictly as producer this time around.

Boyega can next be seen in The Circle with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, Imperial Dreams, and Watership Down with James McAvoy.

What do you think of John Boyega in Pacific Rim? Sound off below!

Source: THR



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