Little over a week until he returns as Finn in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Yet this isn’t the only blockbusting franchise John Boyega is involved in.
Next year he will play a prominent role alongside Scott Eastwood and the returning Rinko Kikuchi in sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Here in this new featurette straight from Tokyo Comic Con, the cast and director Steven S. Deknight enthusiastically talk about their fondness for these monster movies, whilst giving us an in-depth look into how the immersive action sequences are realised.
Pacific Rim: Uprising is released on 23rd March 2018.
‘John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.’