John Boyega joins the cast of ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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He fought aliens and the First Order, but John Boyega will now battle giant monsters. Deadline is reporting that Boyega has been cast as the lead in Steven S. DeKnight’s Pacific Rim 2. Boyega will be playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from Pacific Rim, Stacker Pentecost. In addition, Boyega will be co-producing the film alongside Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak), Thomas Tull (Warcraft), Mary Parent (Kong: Skull Island), Jon Jashni (Godzilla), and Femi Oguns.

“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” said del Toro. “The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”

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