John Boyega To Star in PACIFIC RIM 2

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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.

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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.”

SOURCE: Deadline.com