New Pacific Rim 2 Images Show John Boyega in Action

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The sequel to the sci-fi action hit Pacific Rim has taken a long time to get behind the cameras, but it is now finally in production. Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is currently shooting in Australia, and the first onset images have emerged. They show star John Boyega in action--check them out below, via the Twitter fan account @JohnBoyegaFR.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is directed by former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, and also stars Scott Eastwood, Zhang Jin, Cailee Spaeny, and Jing Tian. The film has seen a troubled development over the years, with original director Guillermo Del Toro ultimately handing the reins over to DeKnight, but remaining on board as a producer.

Boyega joined the cast in June. At the time, Del Toro spoke about the decision to cast the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor. "I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox," he said. "The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. 'The World saving the world' was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job."

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is scheduled to hit theaters on February 23, 2018.

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