One of the leads for 2018's Kaiju re-match Pacific Rim 2 and co-star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Star Wars Episode VIII, John Boyega recently teased his character for the Pacific Rim sequel! Posting a production photo of Pacific Rim's Jaeger Gipsy Danger, with the tagline: "Dad's legacy #2018".
Boyega will play Idris Elba's character's son. Elba played the role of Stacker Pentecost, one of the heads for the Pan Pacific Defense Corps and a respected Jaeger Pilot veteran. He unfortunately met his end when he sacrificed his life to detonate a nuke strapped to Striker Eureka's back in an attempt to kill the Kaiju known as Slattern from reaching the surface. He no doubt carries a hefty legacy having been part of the attack which (for the time being) severed the access point between the Drift and Earth.
Boyega will likely, by the sounds of it, carry on the Pentecost legacy, as an upcoming Jaeger Pilot.
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Pacific Rim Uprising March 23rd, 2018
More about Pacific Rim Uprising (movie)
Steven S. DeKnight is set to direct Legendary's PACIFIC RIM 2 (Pacific Rim Uprising), the follow-up to the epic action-adventure Guillermo del Toro created with 2013's hit original film, with a script penned by Zak Penn, Jon Spaights and del Toro. The producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene. Jillian Share will executive produce. Universal Pictures will release the film worldwide in 3D.
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising's release date is March 23rd, 2018.
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