It’s just been announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ John Boyega, Finn himself, will take the lead in the battle against the Kaiju in Pacific Rim 2.
He will play the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, who at this time is unlikely to return: “I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” said Pacific Rim co-creator Guillermo Del Toro, who will produce the new film after directing the first one.
“The Pacific Rimuniverse will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world.”
According to the press release Boyega is “the lead role”. No word on if Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi will return, although we’re sure there’s still room fr them in there.
Boyega has also announced that he will co-produce through his shingle Upper Room Productions.
We were excited as hell for this. We’re even moreso now!