John Boyega shares first poster of ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’
John Boyega has posted an image showing his character in the upcoming “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”
The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actor revealed the poster — released by Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios — on his Instagram account, which also revealed the sequel is set for a March 2018 release.
Boyega, 20, captioned the image: “Up next! (sic)”
The original 2013 film was set in the future when Earth is at war with the colossal Kaiju monsters who appeared at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean through an interdimensional portal.
To defeat the monsters, humans created gigantic humanoid mechas called Jaegers, and Raleigh Beckett (Charlie Hunnam) comes out of retirement to stop the monsters.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” is set 10 years after the Battle of the Breach and the Jaeger program has evolved into a powerful global defense force. When the Kaiju return, the best and brightest have to team up to become the next generation of heroes.
In the upcoming sequel, Boyega stars alongside Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Lan Yingying, Qian Yongchen, Zhang Jin and Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.
The film will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight and is based around the creation of Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. — (Celebretainment)