Charlie Hunnam reveals he won't be in Pacific Rim 2
Charlie Hunnam has revealed that he will not be back for the sequel to Pacific Rim.
Speaking to Yahho Movies, Hunnam, who was promoting his new blockbuster King Arthur: The Legend Of The Sword, revealed that although an early draft of the script did feature his character Raleigh Beckett, his schedule meant he couldn't be involved.
He said: "I'm glad they're making it. I think it's going to be great. I read an early draft of what they're doing. There was one incarnation of this sequel that involved me heavily, but I was unavailable."
Hunnam's leading role in the new movie will be taken by John Boyega. It will be released on February 23rd in 2018, five years after the original and one week after Marvel's Black Panther hits sceeens.
Boyega, who is currently filming the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost in the new movie. Scott Eastwood is also in talks to take a key role in the movie.
The news of Boyega's casting was confirmed along with the announcement that Steven S. DeKnight, best known as the creator of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and its assorted spin-offs, will direct the movie.
The movie starred Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba and was set in the future where a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, in the midst of that a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon and try to save humanity.
The sequel is rumoured to be titled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, but that's yet to be confirmed.
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