Star Wars' John Boyega has signed on to star in Pacific Rim 2.
Boyega tweeted out the news.
"I'll be taking on the Pacific Rim franchise with Steven S.Deknight directing. Very excited!" Boyega said in his tweet.
Deadline further reportsÂ Boyega will play the son of the character played by Idris Elba in the first film.
Â âI am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox," Guillermo Del Toro said. "TheÂ Pacific RimÂ universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. âThe World saving the worldâ was our goal and I couldnât think of a better man for the job.â
Pacific Rim 2 starts filming at the end of the year.