John Boyega has canceled another apocalypse. The Star Wars actor announced the end of production on his upcoming film, Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju-fest.
“It’s been an amazing six months! That’s a wrap on #PacificRimUprising,” Boyega tweeted on Tuesday.
Boyega portrays the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost opposite Scott Eastwood as “ace” Jaeger pilot Nate Lambert. Adria Arjona of The Belko Experiment and NBC’s Emerald City also stars. See the end-of-production announcement below.
Pacific Rim: Uprising, formerly titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, is directed by Steven S. DeKnight based on a screenplay by Prometheus and Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts. Plot details are currently under wraps, but Del Toro, who directed and co-wrote the original film, has been teasing concepts for the sequel for the past couple years.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter last year, the filmmaker said, “It’s easy to expand cause you have not only the Jaeger-human universe and the Kaiju-alien universe, but [also] the fact that you are now able to play in a very history-filled universe. We started the war with the Kaiju, we won the war with the Kaiju and now it’s a postwar of those two universes.”
The cast shared photos and video from the sequel’s set throughout production, including on Boyega’s 25th birthday. When filming moved to China, the actor tweeted of their “traditional opening ceremony to ensure successful filming.”
Pacific Rim: Uprising is scheduled for theaters on Feb. 23, 2018.