Said del Toro: “I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
Pacific Rim begins production in the fourth quarter of 2016 and is likely to be released sometime in 2018.
I'll be taking on the Pacific Rim franchise with Steven S.Deknight directing. Very excited!— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 6, 2016