Star Wars' John Boyega returning for Attack the Block 2

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Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

Star Wars' John Boyega is reuniting with Attack the Block director Joe Cornish for a long-awaited sequel to the action-packed sci-fi hit.

Released in 2011, the original centred on a South London-based teen gang who stumble across an alien race's plan to invade the capital city and subsequently vow to spend the night taking down the extraterrestrial beasties.

Legends of Tomorrow's Franz Drameh, Fortitude's Luke Treadaway, Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost and Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker also featured.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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According to Deadline, Boyega will reprise the same role in the follow-up.

"It's been a decade since Attack the Block was released and so much has changed since then," Boyega told the publication. "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."

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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"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," Cornish added. "I can't wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action."

Attack the Block is currently available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.

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