With Pacific Rim: Uprising now just over a year away, star John Boyega has shared the first official still of himself in the film as Jake Pentecost.
The Force Awakens’ Boyega tweeted the image, along with the words: “I am Pentecost.” The character is the son of Stacker Pentecost, played in the 2013 original by Idris Elba.
Filming began in November on the sequel, which also stars Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, Texas Chainsaw 3D), newcomer Cailee Spaeny, Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island), Levi Meaden (TV’s The Killing) and Adria Arjona (The Belko Experiment), as well as Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day, who reprise their roles from the original film. Steven S. DeKnight makes his feature directorial debut with the film, while Guillermo del Toro – who directed the first film – remains on-board as a producer, alongside Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Boyega and Femi Oguns, who co-produce under their Upper Room Productions banner.
Universal will release Pacific Rim: Maelstrom on February 23rd, 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)