The first Pacific Rim movie came out to huge aplomb, and it seems that a sequel is in the works titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom . John Boyega is going to be the lead of the original hit films sequel and there is going to be a female lead. According to Variety, the actress that has gotten this role is Cailee Spaeny. Who is she? Read ahead to know more.
Her name is unrecognizable but that’s okay because she is not a newbie. She is just not as popular at the moment, but obviously not for long as Pacific Rim 2 is going to give her the fame she deserves. She is a pop singer and has acted in the indie film Counting to 1000 and is going to be seen as a cashier in the movie, The Shoes. Irrespective of all her work, this one is likely to get her the most hype and limelight due to the movies high profile nature.
Everyone attached to the film know of the importance and potential that the franchise has . Keeping that in mind, casting a relatively unknown actress in a major role seems to be a bit of a strange decison. However, we have high hopes that perhaps Spaeny wowed the studio and everyone involved during her auditions that they decided to take a chance on her. Guillermo del Toro has stepped down as the director and he will be replaced by Steven S Deknight who is best known for his work on the first season of Netflixs Daredevil.
Also, there isn’t much information regarding the upcoming sequel. The only details we know, apart from Del Toros shift and Spaenys entrance, are about Boyega who plays the son of Stacker Pentecost who was portrayed in the previous films by Idris Elba who plays and an unknown but key role of Scott Eastwood.
The movie is already gaining a lot of hype and expectations. Sadly, we all will have to wait one whole year for it as it won’t hit theaters until 2018.