With production getting underway down under in Australia right now, THR reports that the second Pacific Rim installment will be known as Maelstrom. This little nugget of gold was not delivered via an agency, a press release or an interview, but as is the current trend in 2016. You guess it, an actor's Instagram account.
John Boyega posted on his personal account a still image of the script in black casing with the words listed in bold golden font "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom". The 24-year old performer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens fame is listed to portray the character of Pentecost. A character who is suggested to be the son of Stacker Pentecost played by Idris Elba in the original.
Film Looks To Switch Sons of Anarchy Actors
Given a release date of Feb. 23, 2018, the days, weeks and months will fly by quickly. All while the studio works to finalize a script, cast, shooting location, budget and then some. Essentially all the bells and whistles that will help them try and surpass the $411m figure gathered at the box office for their first attempt. That installment had the fingerprints of Guillermo del Toro all over it. Whether in a producing, screenwriter or directing capacity, the film went on to exceed expectations at the box office.
But Charlie Hunnam is not believed to return. On the other hand, his former Sons of Anarchy co-star Ron Perlman is rumored to join the cast to play Hannibal Chau. Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian have all be confirmed as Legendary and Universal put the pieces of the puzzle together for the action sci-fi romp.
Hunnam Could Link Up With SOA Prequel
There could be any number of reasons why the 36-year old Brit opted out of a return to the franchise, with one of them possibly being a key player in the upcoming Sons of Anarchy prequel/spinoff of the Mayans known as First 9. HNGN reports that the star of The Lost City of Z could reprise his role as Jackson Teller in the critically acclaimed series, having made his mark on the small screen with the bikie gang drama.
Actor Travis Fimmel from Warcraft is said to play Teller's father in the show as creator Kurt Sutter remained coy over Hunnam's potential involvement in the project. Nevertheless, he has used it as a springboard to go onto bigger and better things.