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John Boyega To Star In Pacific Rim 2

Submitted by on June 6, 2016 – 10:25 pmNo Comment

John Boyega is about to battle non-human species once again, but not in a galaxy far, far away. The breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced as the lead of the upcoming sequel to Pacific Rim.

Pacific Rim came out in 2013. Conceived and directed by Guillermo del Toro, it showed an Earth being invaded by monsters who emerged from the Pacific Ocean, and the elite robot operators trained to fight them.

Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba‘s character, who sacrificed himself to save the world at the end of the first film. Boyega is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The sequel will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight, who is known mostly for his television work. He has produced, written, and directed for Angel, Smallville, Spartacus, and Daredevil, among others.

Pacific Rim 2 is slated to hit theaters next year.

[via Variety]

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