Like the massive Jaegers, Pacific Rim 2 is slowly marching it’s way through the hoops of pre-production ready to battle it out in cinemas. We already have John Boyega and Scott Eastwood in leading roles for the blockbuster sequel and now Cailee Spaeny joins the team.
Cailee Spaeny is a name that will mean absolutely nothing to almost everyone, and that’s because Spaeny is young known actor who has only, so far, starred in this year’s The Shoes as a cashier. I’m personally a big, big fan of blockbuster movies bringing on fresh new talent. Although having well established names is always good for a movie to attract audiences it’s always great to see new faces that we haven’t seen before.
Joining Spaeny will be John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in the leading role and Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, Fury) alongside him in an unknown role. We don’t know much about the secretive film other than Boyega is playing the role of Stacker Pentecost’s son, Pentecost we remember as the commander of the Jaeger programme portrayed by Idris Elba.
Steven s. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil, Smallville) is taking over from Guillermo Del Toro as director, who’s staying on as a producer, and will be working with Boyega who’s on as a producer with his own production company who are co-producing the film. DeKnight is set to get cameras rolling this November and film in China and Australia.
Working on the unofficial title of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, Jaegers and Kaiju will battle their way onto cinema screens on 23rd February 2018.