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Pacific Rim: Maelstrom casts its female lead

September 18th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Cailee Spaeny

Although the details are locked up tight, the follow up to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 monsters vs robots smash-em-up hit has another name to add to the cast list, after the announcement of the film’s female lead.

Actress and pop singer Cailee Spaeny, a newcomer to the big screen, has landed the position opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

Steven S DeKnight is taking del Toro’s space on the director’s chair, with the release date currently slated for 23rd February 2018.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….