Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is coming into formation as another pair of cast is added in the roster. Recently, Aftermath‘s Levi Meaden and Chinese actress Jing Tian joins the team.
Levi Meaden currently stars in Aftermath, a new Syfy series that premiered on Sept. 27 following a family who struggles to survive amidst the apocalyptic end of civilization.
According to Variety, Meaden joins the cast to take the role of Ilya, a cheeky and offbeat cadet.
Meanwhile, Jing Tian is a Chinese actress known for her roles in The Warring States (2011), Special ID (2013) and Police Story 2013 (2013) with Jackie Chan.
The two are joining Counting to 1,000‘s Cailee Spaeny, Star Wars: The Force Awakens John Boyega and Suicide Squad‘s Scott Eastwood.
As of now, plot details for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom are still vague.
Boyega will play as Stacker Pentecost’s (Idris Elba) son. Pentecost sacrificed his life in the first film for the greater good. Information on the others’ character roles are still scarce.
As for the rest of the former cast that includes Chris Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba, there is still no news yet if they will reprise their roles in the sequel.
In another report by Variety, production will start this November in Australia. A portion of the film will be filmed in China.
Pacific Rim is a science fiction monster film from a story by Guillermo del Toro, who is also the film’s director. Set in the future, the world faces one of its greatest, and largest, enemies: the Kaijus. To combat these destructive creatures, humans created massive robots called Jaegers controlled by two human pilots.
There are rumors that the sequel will be different than the first film. It will be set a few years after the prior movie – in a Kaiju-free world. Whether there will be Kaijus or not, that is something we have to look out for.
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom will wreak havoc in theatres on Feb. 23, 2018.
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