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What’s cool about John’s role in Pacific Rim 2 is that Boyega will have a lead role in the film playing the son of character Stacker Pentecost, played in the original film by Idris Elba.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, “Pacific Rim” centered on a battle between human-piloted giant robots and Godzilla-style giant monsters known as kaiju. While the film grossed just $102 million domestically, it pulled in a more impressive $411 million worldwide.
Steven S. DeKnight, who created the Starz series “Spartacus,” is set to make his feature directing debut with the “Pacific Rim,” which will begin shooting at the end of this year, after Boyega wraps shooting on “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
Del Toro said in a statement:
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox.”
“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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