• ‘Star Wars’ fame John Boyega to play ‘Pacific Rim 2's’ lead actor.

‘Star Wars’ fame John Boyega to play ‘Pacific Rim 2's’ lead actor. (Photo : YouTube/Pacific Rim)

"Pacific Rim: Uprising" is definitely shaping up, and star Scott Eastwood shared a first look on the set of the sci-fi sequel.

This week, Eastwood shared a photo from the "Pacific Rim: Uprising" set at Fox Studios Australia. In the photo, Eastwood appears to be standing outside of what seems to be a Jaeger station.

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So far, not a lot has been revealed about Eastwood's role in the "Pacific Rim" sequel, except for the fact that he has a "key role" in the movie as Lambert, ComicBook reported. The nature of the role is unspecified, although it is speculated that his character will work closely with John Boyega's character.

Boyega is taking on the lead role in "Pacific Rim: Uprising," Deadline reported. The 24-year-old "Star Wars" actor is playing the son of Idris Elba's character, Stacker Pentecost.

"The 'Pacific Rim' universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world," Guillermo del Toro said about Boyega's casting.

In recall, Stacker Pentecost sacrificed his life in the first "Pacific Rim" movie. Thus, as his son Boyega's character would have a deeper motive to get on a Jaeger and fight the Kaiju species.

Among the newcomers to the movie include Jing Tiang, Cailee Spaeny, Levi Meaden, Adria Arjona. Some of the original cast members are returning to reprise their roles in "Pacific Rim: Uprising" such as Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini and Ron Pearlman.

However, Charlie Hunnam, the male lead in the 2013 "Pacific Rim" movie, will not be back to play Raleigh Becket. He explained that what prevented him from reprising his role is a conflict in his filming schedule.

Interestingly, he revealed that an early draft of the "Pacific Rim" sequel heavily involved Raleigh. He also hinted that the "politics and business surrounding filmmaking" arranged a filming schedule that was impossible for him to commit to.

Since Hunnam's Raleigh was not killed off from the franchise, some fans are still hopeful to see him in future movies. The actor still also supports the "Pacific Rim" franchise, saying the sequel will be very exciting to see.