'Pacific Rim 2' Latest News & Update: John Boyega Steps Out In Jaeger Suit, Karl Urban Addresses Possible Appearance In 'Uprising'
Production has finally started for "Pacific Rim: Uprising" and fans are going out of their way to see "Star Wars Episode 8" actor John Boyega on the set of his new film. As it turns out, Boyega could get a possible new "Pacific Rim 2" costar in Karl Urban from "Star Trek Beyond".
A new image of John Boyega on the set of "Pacific Rim 2" is currently making its rounds on social media because it depicts the first time that the "Star Wars" actor has finally suited up as a Jaeger pilot. In addition to that, another picture has been revealed that confirms Karl Urban could be joining the cast of the highly anticipated sequel.
An image of John Boyega filming for "Pacific Rim 2" has recently been posted on Twitter. Although the original poster seems unsure if the Jaeger pilot is actually the "Star Wars" actor, many fans immediately recognized Boyega and the post has been retweeted several times. Is this really Boyega playing Stacker Pentecost's son in the "Pacific Rim" sequel?
— Boyega Brigade (@boyega_brigade) January 7, 2017
John Boyega could be getting a new costar in "Pacific Rim 2". Cinematographer Dan Mindel recently posted an Instagram picture of his camera which shows the name of Karl Urban alongside former "Pacific Rim" actors Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi. Although the image has been taken down, fans immediately speculated that Urban could be a part of the sequel. Unfortunately, Karl Urban himself spoke up to deny his involvement in "Pacific Rim 2". The "Star Trek" actor addressed the casting news on Twitter, confirming that he will not make an appearance in the highly anticipated sequel.
Hey Peter , No , I'm not part of this project , Look forward to seeing it though. https://t.co/JMB73zm9Zd — Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) January 9, 2017
"Pacific Rim 2" has undergone a lot of changes in the past. The sequel was originally supposed to bring back Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket, but the former "Sons of Anarchy" star has decided bow out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. Nevertheless, the film will still feature John Boyega as its new lead when it finally hits theaters on February 23, 2018.