star wars’ actor john boyega books lead in pacific rim sequel as idris elba’s son
By Eye Candy
January 6, 2017
John Boyega stole our hearts as Finn in Star Wars: Episode VIII and it looks like the actor is making a bid for household name in the years to come. As if playing Idris Elba’s son in the new Pacific Rim sequel wasn’t enough, he’ll also be co-producing the film as well. Directed by Steven S. Deknight, Pacific Rim: Uprising has begun filming and will likely be in theaters in February of 2018. The franchise was created by Guillermo del Toro who said of John’s casting: “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.” Peep some of the photos from the set and get hype to see the one & only John Boyega on the big screen coming soon!
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor
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