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‘Star Wars’ John Boyega Takes Lead In ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel

Deadline: Legendary Pictures has set Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega for the lead role for the second installment of its Pacific Rim franchise. Steven S. DeKnight is directing the film, which will begin production in the fourth quarter of this year, based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. Boyega will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the del Toro-directed original film. Universal will release the film worldwide, everywhere but China. The 2013 original grossed $411 million.

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pompombrum501d ago

Good for him, his performance was one of the more stand out ones in Episode 7.

gangsta_red501d ago

Good to see this. He was awesome in Star Wars and Attack the Block.

Hozi501d ago

I do not like this one bit. I thought the SW7 was done terribly wrong.