Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega is still racking up the wins. The British actor will be starring in Pacific Rim 2.
Per Variety, Boyega will star in the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim, which was directed by Guillermo del Toro. He will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film.
“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,” del Toro told Variety. “‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
Right now, Boyega is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII. It has also been rumored (pipe dreams) that Boyega is up for a role in the forthcoming Marvel’s lack Panther film starring Chadwick Boseman and being directed by Ryan Coogler.