John Boyega has shared another look at himself on the set of Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim. The film is currently in production in Australia. Just last week we got a look at the official logo for the film and now Boyega has posted another photo of him in character with the caption:
In the sequel, Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost played by Idris Elba in the original film from director Guillermo Del Toro. Unfortunately, Elba, nor Del Toro, nor the original film’s star Charlie Hunnam will be returning for the second installment. Instead, Boyega will lead the film along with Cailee Spaeney and Scott Eastwood. Legendary tapped former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. Deknight to direct the film.
Returning for the sequel will be Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. Plot details are still under wraps as an official synopsis has yet to be released, however, the sequel will follow Jake Pentecost as he takes up his father’s sword, piloting a Jaeger against the resurgent Kaiju.
The film also stars Adria Arjona, Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay.
Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters February 23, 2018.