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By Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter
Pacific Rim 2 has begun production in Australia, and its star John Boyega has confirmed its title.
The actor shared a photo of his script, featuring the words Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, which long has been rumored to be the title of the followup to Guillermo del Toro’s film.
A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:14am PST
Boyega rose to star status with last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and in his second franchise will be canceling the apocalypse (again) as the son of Stacker Pentecost (played by Idris Elba in the first film). The previous installment saw a a rift destroyed, presumably preventing monsters from another dimension coming to Earth — but they must have found a way back (we need sequels after all).
Steven S. DeKnight is directing Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, which also stars Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian.
The film, from Legendary and Universal, is set for a Feb. 23, 2018 release.
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