Monday, 13 June 2016
John Boyega Joins Pacific Rim 2
The much delayed Pacific Rim Sequel has gained steam in the form of adding British actor John Boyega as the lead. The young actor best known for his turn as stormtrooper-gone-rogue Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and don't forget Attack the Block, will now try his hand at battling the next wave of Kaiju in Legendary's Jaeger vs Kaiju franchise.
Not much else is known, but Boyega will be portraying the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) from the first film with Elba unlikely to return. I wasn't overly enamored with The Force Awakens and can't say that Boyega was particularly memorable in it, however, the acting bar has been set pretty low by Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam so I won't cast aspersions just yet. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release.
What do you think of the casting? Are you a Boyega fan?