Star Wars’ John Boyega has signed on to star in Pacific Rim 2.
Boyega tweeted out the news.
“I’ll be taking on the Pacific Rim franchise with Steven S.Deknight directing. Very excited!” Boyega said in his tweet.
Deadline further reports Boyega will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first film.
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” Guillermo Del Toro said. “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.”
Pacific Rim 2 starts filming at the end of the year.