John Boyega has joined the cast as the son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost. Brilliant casting and I can’t wait to see what Kaijus and Jaegers they create for the sequel. I have a real soft spot in my heart for the first film, and even though Guillermo Del Toro won’t be directing, he will be producing. The first film had moderate success in the US, but was a huge hit overseas, especially in the Asian markets. Casting Boyega, hot off Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a great way to bring new interest to the sequel. Are you excited to cancel the apocalypse again? Sound off below!
I’ll be taking on the Pacific Rim franchise with Steven S.Deknight directing. Very excited!
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 6, 2016