Variety reports, Jing Tian has been cast in Pacific Rim 2. As of right now, there’s no details on what role she’ll be playing. John Boyega and Scott Eastwood has also joined the cast. Steven S. DeKnight is set to direct.
You can read the full scoop about Pacific Rim below:
“Pacific Rim” was set in the near future with Earth at war with the Kaiju, monsters that emerged from an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The movie went on to gross more than $411 million at the worldwide box office.
Boyega will play the son of Elba’s character, who sacrificed his life in the original film. It’s still unclear who Tian will play.
The film begins production this November in Australia and will also film a portion in China. It will be released by Universal Pictures on Feb. 23, 2018, worldwide, with the exception of China.