Attack The Block 2 release date, cast and everything you need to know

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Photo credit: Rex Shutterstock

It's finally happening. A decade after the smash cult hit Attack the Block, a sequel is in the works. Though the original film didn't set the box office alight, the performance of its breakout star John Boyega (Star Wars) and writer-director Joe Cornish led to positive reviews and a celebrated spot in the sci-fi genre.

Though rumours had been quietly circulating about a reunion between Boyega and Cornish for a while, the definitive announcement of a sequel came on Monday (May 17) to a wealth of excitement online.

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Here's what we know so far about Attack the Block 2 — which, admittedly, isn't much.

Attack The Block 2 cast: Who will return to Attack the Block 2?

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

As we mentioned, national treasure John Boyega is re-teaming with Cornish for the sequel. Boyga's statement read: "It's been a decade since Attack the Block was released and so much has changed since then. I'm excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London.

"Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour." Boyega also shares a producing credit.

As for the other original cast members, nothing has been confirmed. The sequel will be written and directed by Cornish, whose debut film was the first Attack the Block. Joining Cornish and Boyega as producers are Nira Park (through the Complete Fiction banner she, Cornish, and director Edgar Wright of Baby Driver fame set up) and James Wilson.

Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Cornish said: "I'm thrilled we're officially announcing our return to the world of Attack the Block on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can't wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action."

Attack The Block 2 plot: What will Attack The Block 2 be about?

Any plot details have been kept strictly under wraps. The first movie centred on a South London teen gang who stumble across an alien species landing in the capital city on Guy Fawkes Night and subsequently vow to spend the night taking down the extraterrestrial beasties.

The film ended on a (partly) uplifting and open note, meaning there's plenty of room for what a sequel could explore. Whether we see more of the same alien creatures from the first film, or a different kind of alien altogether, remains to be seen.

Attack The Block 2 release date: When will Attack The Block 2 be out in cinemas?

With news that the sequel is even going to be A Thing still fairly fresh, there have been no release dates announced either. The announcement was timed to coincide with the movie's 10-year anniversary, but we can't imagine that they'd drum up this kind of excitement and then put off filming.

Keep your eyes on this space for all updates, including an eventual trailer. For now, you can rewatch the first Attack The Block movie on Amazon Prime Video.

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