Pacific Rim 2 is moving full steam ahead. Casting has begun earlier this year and the studio behind this massive franchise continues to add more members to key roles in the epic kaiju sequel.
As many of you might already know John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block) signed on for Pacific Rim 2 not too long ago. He is attached to play the son of Stacker Pentecost, who was Raleigh’s commanding officer in the original film.
Now Variety reports that Cailee Spaeny has been cast in a lead role opposite Boyega in the sequel, but there’s no official word on the details of her character yet.
Perhaps a love interest?
Pacific Rim 2 will be helmed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) from a screenplay written by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) with Guillermo del Toro serving as producer on the film.
The sequel is slated for a February 23rd, 2018 release from Universal.