Legendary Pictures just announced that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ actor John Boyega as the lead in the upcoming sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit ‘Pacific Rim’. The Steven S. Deknight directed film is said to begin production fourth quarter this year, with Boyega taking the helm as the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost character which is not a surprise the young actor has been receiving comparisons to Elba since his breakout role in 2011’s ‘Attack The Block’. The film will be the second in Guillermo Del Toro and Travis Beacham’s mech robot, monster fight sci-fi “Pacific Rim” franchise. The original film grossed $441 million so the long awaited sequel is expected to do bigger and better numbers than the original when it hits theaters sometime in 2018.