John Boyega has awakened. After his breakthrough performance in the latest “Star Wars” film, everyone’s favorite stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter was recently cast in both the upcoming sequel to “Pacific Rim” and Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled film about the Detroit riots of 1967. In a semi-cryptic tweet, Boyega has hinted at another collaboration with “Attack the Block” director Joe Cornish.
“Saw Joe Cornish the other day. Yes. We are brainstorming. #somethingnew,” the actor wrote yesterday. A cult favorite from 2011 that put Boyega on the map and saw him nominated for several first-time-performer awards, the sci-fi horror/comedy project wasn’t financially successful upon its initial release but amassed favorable reviews — and, not long later, a substantial following online.
No details on the potential project are officially available, of course, though speculation has already begun as to whether Boyega was alluding to an “Attack the Block” sequel or something else entirely. The actor will next be seen alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in “The Circle,” writer/director James Pondsoldt’s followup to “The End of the Tour.”