Pacific Rim Uprising Film Shares 1st Official Image of John Boyega as Pentecost

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Actor John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Finn) posted the first official image of his character from the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising (formerly Pacific Rim: Maelstrom) film on Monday. Boyega is playing the lead role in the film as the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost character from the first Pacific Rim film.

Pacific Rim Uprising will debut in theaters on February 23, 2018. Filming is taking place in Australia and China. Dr. Jack Gao, an executive at Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group, which owns Legendary Entertainment, stated that the sequel's story "has a strong connection to China."

Actress and singer Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000) is playing the lead female role in the film. Suicide Squad actor Scott Eastwood, The Great Wall actress Jing Tian, The Belko Experiment's Adria Arjona, and Japanese actor Mackenyu are also cast in the film. Shyrley Rodriguez (The Get Down) and Chinese actors Zhang Jin (The Grandmaster), Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying, and Qian Yongchen have also joined the cast. The film will also feature cameos by Xiao Yang and Korean actor Kim Jeong-Hoon.

Steven S. DeKnight, showrunner and director on Netflix's Daredevil series, is directing the film.

Source: Entertainment Weekly (Nick Romano)

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