Our favorite former Stormtrooper has just been cast in a major role. John Boyega, who played in Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be the lead in the sequel to the hit film Pacific Rim. Boyega tweeted out the good news today:

Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film. Yeah, the son of the guy who said: TODAY, WE ARE CANCELING THE APOCALYPSE! So that’s awesome.


 Guillermo del Toro directed the first film, this time out Steven S. Deknight (Daredevil, Spartacus) will be directing.

Del Toro had this to say about the John Boyega 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.”

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