Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars. It seems everywhere you look there’s some kinda Star Wars news. Well not here, not today! However we will be talking about our favorite ex-stormtrooper, John Boyega. So reader be warned.
John Boyega has been cast as the lead of the soon coming Pacific Rim sequel. Boyega is set to play the son of Idris Elba’s character, Stacker Pentecost. Besides the fact that he is lead, little is known about the what role he will have in the story of the film and if his name will be as awesome as Stacker Pentecost. I mean seriously. It’s glorious. Guillermo del Toro (Director of the first movie, producer on this one) said a few words on the subject.
“The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with [Boyega] as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world,” de Toro said in a statement. “‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
So everyone seems pretty pumped for John Boyega’s next film role. And if all goes well perhaps the man will have another franchise under his belt before he hits 30. But then again, Pacific Rim didn’t do that well in theaters, so maybe not?
So what do you think? Are you ready for John Boyega to be (insert rocking name here)? Or do you think two franchises is a bit much for a guy to handle? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on Pacific Rim 2’s cast and other things in the world of movie news.
Pacific Rim 2 doesn’t have an official date just yet, however it is planned for some time late this year.