AceShowbiz - As filming on "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom" kicked of this month in Sydney, Australia, several on-set photos have made their way out online. Obtained by The Daily Telegraph, the new images give fans the first look at John Boyega in the much-awaited sequel to 2013's "Pacific Rim".
Boyega donned worn jeans, layered jackets and a pair of black boots as he ran around the crumbled building set built in Cronulla. He also sported a bloody makeup on his left cheek. Details about the 24-year-old actor's character are still kept under wraps, but it's confirmed that he will play the son of Stacker Pentecost, a character played by Idris Elba in the first movie.
"Pacific Rim: Maelstrom" is scheduled to arrive on February 23, 2018 in U.S. theaters. Steven S. DeKnight is directing the sci-fi flick from a script co-written by Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first movie, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and Travis Beacham.
In the upcoming sci-fi flick, Boyega will star alongside "Suicide Squad" actor Scott Eastwood, newcomer Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Levi Meaden and Jing Tian. New additional member in the cast is Chinese actor Zhang Jin, whose casting news was recently reported by Variety.