It’s already been announced that the incredibly talented John Boyega will be leading the cast of Pacific Rim 2, and now another young star is poised to join him.
Scott Eastwood, who has an unspecified role in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad, is rumoured to be joining the cast, though whether or not he’ll be jaeger pilot, let alone one that’s drift compatible with Boyega’s character, remains to be seen.
Eastwood has built a solid resume since early appearances in films like Gran Torino (where he was credited under the name Scott Reeves) before making waves in films like David Ayer’s Fury and the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Longest Ride opposite Britt Robertson. It’s clear this is only the beginning for the talented actor, and we’d love to see him kicking ass alongside Boyega.
Although Guillermo Del Toro will not be returning to the franchise he created as director, (Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight is helming the sequel), he will stay on as producer, no doubt making sure there’s plenty of epic set pieces to enjoy.
Pacific Rim 2 will be released in cinemas on February 23, 2018.