John Boyega Is A Next-Gen Jaeger Meister In 'Pacific Rim 2' Trailer

John Boyega Is A Next-Gen Jaeger Meister In 'Pacific Rim 2' Trailer

Can he fill Idris Elba's shoes?

Published January 24th

In a perfect world, John Boyega could actually pass for Idris Elba's just-as-handsome son, but with us knowing the truth, we can only imagine such a thought.

Thanks to the power of Hollywood, however, this sentiment became a reality as Boyega is set to star as Elba's character's son in the second installment of the Pacific Rim franchise and the trailer shows that he was the ideal choice for the role.

Legendary Entertainment recently released the brand new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 movie Pacific Rim.

While most of the stars of the first film will reprise their original roles, some new faces will be introduced, including Boyega, who will be playing Jake Pentecost, the son of deceased former leader of the Jaeger corps Stacker Pentecost, who was played by Elba.

After living in his father's shadow for years, Jake finds an identity of his own and joins the fight when the Kaiju return.

Watch the star of The Last Jedi in all of his glory in the new trailer below:

Pacific Rim Uprising premieres in theaters on March 23, 2018.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Legendary Pictures/ Universal Studios)

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