Legendary Pictures have snapped up John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) to star in the second installment of the meca brawler sci-fi Pacific Rim franchise.
Boyega will play the son of Stacker Pentecost the character played by Idris Elba in the first film which made $411 Million worldwide. The first film was directed by Guillermo Toro with this second installment set to be helmed by Steven S DeKnight.
Del Toro who is set to produce this time around had this to say:
“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.”