John Boyega is currently in Australia filming the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 hit film Pacific Rim, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
— Fangirl Jeanne (@fangirlJeanne) November 26, 2016
The sequel, in which John Boyega stars and is attached as the producer, is titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and picks up after the events of the original sci-fi action blockbuster, which grossed $411 million worldwide.
Pacific Rim: Maelstrom starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Ron Perlman, and Max Martini started shooting at Sydney’s Fox Studios this month, while additional filming will take place in Queensland.
TMX reports that the first photos have emerged from the set of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, showing John Boyega “running for his life.”
John Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba’s character, Stacker Pentecost, who was seen in the original film. While Eastwood, Perlman, and Martini all confirmed they are back for the sequel, it seems that Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi will not appear in the sequel.
To whomever leaked these photos of John Boyega in PACIFIC RIM 2: The world thanks you. pic.twitter.com/V312bzzIat
— Sasha 2048 (@ThatSashaJames) November 22, 2016
John Boyega is everything but a Donald Trump supporter, according to the Standard. The British actor recently responded to a Trump supporter, who asked the Star Wars actor to stay away from American politics.
It all started when John Boyega posted a video of a young black girl being harassed at one of Donald Trump’s rallies earlier this year under the caption “absolute pr*ck.” It prompted rather angry responses from a number of Trump supporters, with one woman telling the British actor not to get involved in U.S. politics.
@JohnBoyega Loved you in Star Wars, but how about you stay out of American politics.
— nicole???????? (@nicoleeeliz) October 13, 2016
After reading that tweet, apparently some force had awakened in John Boyega, and he responded by saying that he doesn’t give a “sh*t juice.”
“Sorry mate, too much free speech pie and I don’t give a sh*t juice.”
John Boyega’s followers then erupted on Twitter with responses, praising the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star for making such an interesting statement. But some fans found that tweet too rude and asked the actor to delete it. Boyega was quick to reply, “On who’s watch?”
John Boyega is not the only big-name Hollywood celebrity to criticize Donald Trump ahead of his infamous victory in this month’s U.S. Presidential election, which was held on November 8. Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro also previously slammed the Republican candidate.
In fact, De Niro filmed a minute-long video as part of the VoteYourFuture campaign, in which the actor threw an avalanche of insults at Trump.
But John Boyega doesn’t hate all Donalds out there, as the actor has recently praised the yet-to-be-titled Han Solo Star Wars film’s producers for casting Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, according to E! Online.
— Complex (@Complex) November 23, 2016
Donald Glover’s latest casting in the upcoming Star Wars film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller has been praised by many fans of the franchise, but John Boyega’s stamp of approval definitely catches the eye.
John Boyega rose to prominence thanks to his role of Finn in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars series. The actor took it Twitter to let his followers know that he is “pumped” about Glover’s casting.
In other news, John Boyega recently joined his sister at work on a London train and entertained train passengers with funny announcements, according to the Daily Mail. The 24-year-old actor was caught on camera while making hilarious announcements.
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In the video, John Boyega is seen introducing himself to train passengers and telling them that they’re coming up to the East Penge station, adding that his uncle can’t pronounce that station’s name.
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