From one science fiction franchise to another, it seems stars wars was only the beginning. Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has gone from one franchise to another with his casting in a leading role in the sequel to Pacific Rim.
As reported by Deadline, the breakout star is set to play the son of the marshal played by Idris Elba in the 2013 monster feature. Director of the first film, Guillermo Del Toro commented on the 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.”