“It is undeniable that with all his talent and natural charm, John stands out amongst today's generation of young leading men,” said Legendary's Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production, Mary Parent.
"I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox," del Toro 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."
"So happy! My company UpperRoom Productions founded by myself & @MrFemiOguns, will co-produce #PacificRim2 alongside @Legendary", John Boyega (from Twitter).
"I'm doubly excited to be working with you, John! Can't wait to show the world what we're cooking up! @JohnBoyega", Steven S. DeKnight (from Twitter).