02 Aug 2017 5:46 PM +00:00 UTC

John Boyega: Guillermo del Toro's Influence Is Still Present In Pacific Rim Uprising

Thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today. Besides his work on Star Wars, Boyega has been cast as the lead for Pacific Rim: Uprising, and though Guillermo del Toro isn't directing this film, Boyega says that his influence is still very apparent in the movie.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Boyega explains:

"It's going to be so cool. This is a fun movie. It's there to entertain. It's larger than life. Just go in there looking to have a great time. Get you popcorn nice and warm. Your eyes are going to be peeled. We've got a spectacle and [Guillermo] del Toro's influence is still there. It's going to be really, really cool."

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Though a lot of fans agree that the story wasn't the strongest point of Pacific Rim, the visuals and the world were definitely amazing, and del Toro had brought a whole new meaning to such a B-movie concept of giant robots fighting Kaiju.

Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight is sitting in the director's chair for this movie, and Pacific Rim: Uprising will be his first feature film after several years of working on television. The movie has almost an entirely new cast, and Boyega's character Jake Pentecost is said to be the son of Idris Elba's seasoned Jaeger pilot from the first movie.

Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters Feb. 23, 2018.

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