'Pacific Rim 2' Starring John Boyega Gets Release Date


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Dave McNary, Variety

Pacific Rim 2, starring John Boyega of Star Wars: The Force Awakens fame, has gotten a release date.

The movie from Legendary and Universal Pictures will hit theaters on Feb. 23, 2018.

The film is the follow-up to 2013’s sci-fi actioner, which grossed more than $410 million at the worldwide box office on a $190 million budget. Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) will direct with Thomas Tull, Guillermo del Toro and Mary Parent returning to produce.

Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film. The first Pacific Rim, directed by del Toro, also starred Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky.

Pacific Rim was set in the near future with Earth is at war with the Kaiju, monsters which emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Boyega is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII, in which he reprises his role as stormtrooper Finn.

The Legendary Pictures film will be distributed by Universal Pictures around the world with the exception of China. Pacific Rim 2 is the first title to be dated for Feb. 23, 2018.