John Boyega Joins “Pacific Rim” Sequel

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor John Boyega has been cast in the lead role in the “Pacific Rim” sequel at Legendary Pictures. Boyega will play the lead character, the son of Idris Elba’s character from the 2013 first film, and will also produce.

This confirms the plot will follow the events of first, a story set in a world where monster-fighting robot suits known as Jaegers are created to fight against monstrous creatures called Kaijus which are emerging from a dimensional rift in the ocean floor.

Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first film, will produce the new film which “Daredevil: Season One” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will direct. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent and Jon Jashni also produce.

The news confirms that the project, which seemed to be on uncertain ground, is officialy moving forward. The original grossed approximately $411 million worldwide.

Source: Heat Vision