John Boyega speaks about his new role in 'Pacific Rim Uprising'Actor John Boyega considers it an "honour" to portray Idris Elba's onscreen son in the Pacific Rim sequel because he always wanted to emulate the 'Thor' star's career.
The almost-released movie (premieres on March 23) Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) is a sequel to Guillermo del Toro's hit film Pacific Rim (2013).
Both movies are about humanity's last effort to fight of giant, mysterious sea monsters - Kaiju - with equally giant robots - Jaegers.
One of the main characters in Pacific Rim (2013) was Stacker Pentecost who was played by the famous actor Idris Elba.
Elba is not a part of the Pacific Rim Uprising (2013), but John Boyega plays his son, thus continuing the legacy of fearless Jaeger pilots.
For Boyega - who is also a producer of Pacific Rim Uprising (2013) - being the on-screen son of such a great actor is a big deal, and he is honored for such an opportunity.
Other big names of Pacific Rim Uprising (2013) are Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaney, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day.
The newest monster-movie was directed and written by Steven S. DeKnight.