First Look at John Boyega in ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel (Photos)

John Boyega in 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega appears prominently in new images from the Australian set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.

Boyega plays the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), the commanding officer who led an army of human-controlled robots against alien sea creatures who tried to take over the world. Elba’s character appeared to die in the original film.

Boyega was cast alongside a new generation of robot pilots that include actors Scott Eastwood and Zhang Jin. Boyega and Femi Oguns are also said to be co-producing the film, along with several other players.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom hits theaters on February 23, 2018. Check out the pics from the set below.

John Boyega in 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'
John Boyega in 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'
John Boyega in 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'