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“The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be multicultural, multi-layered world."

Toni Akindele
Jun, 07, 2016

Star Wars actor John Boyega has been confirmed to star in the sequel of Pacific Rim. In it, Boyega will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the original film back in 2013, reports Deadline.

“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” said producer and original film director, Guillermo del Toro.

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“The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The world saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”

Also excited about the role was Boyega who took to Twitter share the news.

Boyega is certainly making a name for himself in the sci-fi genre.

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