John Bodyega Cast In Pacific Rim 2

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This is definitely some unexpected news. John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn in the latest Star Wars film has been cast as the main lead in the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel. Boyega made this news known by sending out an enthusiastic tweet:

 

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As you can tell, Guillermo Del Toro will not be returning to direct. That responsibility falls to Steven S. Deknight, of Netflix’ Daredevil fame. Who will Boyega be playing, though? My money’s on a younger version of Idris Elba’s character from the first Pacific Rim. I mean, they share similar accents…

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@JayGreen89

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