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:
I’ll be taking on the Pacific Rim franchise with Steven S.Deknight directing. Very excited!
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 6, 2016
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.
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.”