Its really, really happening folks! A sequel to the underseen Kaiju film Pacific Rim directed way back in 2013 by Guillermo del Toro is coming! The new film will star John Boyega (The Force Awakens) as the son of Idris Elba's character in the original. His co-stars include Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Levi Madden, Adria Arjona, and Ivanna Sakhno. Charlie Hunnam will not be returning this time around with Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight replacing original director Del Toro.
The sequel's official title Pacific Rim: MaelStrom was announced earlier today via John Boyega's official Instagram account which also revealed the film has begun production!
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Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is set to hit theaters on February 23rd, 2018.
SOURCE: John Boyega