Filming on “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has officially wrapped. John Boyega, the film’s star, celebrated the end of production with a post on his Instagram.
“It’s been an amazing six months!” he wrote. “That’s a wrap.”
Over the course of filming, Boyega — who will also serve as a producer on the forthcoming film — has given fans sneak peeks of the “Pacific Rim” sequel, including a look at one of the film’s mechs a couple months back. It’s a far cry from Boyega’s last project, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was shrouded in mystery long before production even began.
Although the first film wasn’t a massive box office success domestically — pulling in a meager a little over $100 million stateside — the film performed well overseas, scoring an impressive $300 million worldwide. While plans for a sequel have been underway for some time now, it wasn’t until creator Guillermo del Toro left the project last year that things began to fall into place. Following his departure, it was announced that former “Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would make his feature film debut with “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”
The film is thought to take place a few years after the first movie, following Jake Pentecost (Boyega), the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, who witnessed his father’s demise at the end of “Pacific Rim.”
Directed by Steven S. DeKnight and written by Guillermo del Toro, Zak Penn, Jon Spaihts, Derek Connolly, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder and T.S. Nowlin, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 23, 2018.