Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” wasn’t the Box Office behemoth that Legendary Pictures had hoped. But it made enough money (thanks to China) to warrant a sequel. But del Toro chose not to direct, and so there’s fresh blood both behind and in front of the camera.
Taking over from Idris Elba is fellow Brit actor John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), who plays his character’s son. Today, Boyega took to social media to post a first look at his character in the sequel “Pacfic Rim: Uprising”, with the caption: “I am Pentecost, 2018 #PacificRimUprising”.
Here’s what we know of the sequel: “Pacific Rim: Uprising is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) and is based on the universe first created by genre film culture innovator Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham in the 2013 blockbuster Pacific Rim. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro are producing the action adventure film along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter and Eric McLeod serve as the film’s executive producers.
Legendary‘s Pacific Rim: Uprising (previously titled “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom”) is currently filming for a February 23, 2018 release. The film stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying, Qian Yongchen, and Zhang Jin, with cameos by Xiao Yang and Korean actor Kim Jeong-Hoon.”