Levi Meaden is the Latest Addition to the Pacific Rim Cast

Levi Meaden has joined the cast of the Pacific Rim sequel

On the heels of Jing Tian joining the film’s cast yesterday, Variety reports that Levi Meaden (AftermathThe Killing) has signed on for Legendary‘s Pacific Rim sequel. The current cast lineup also includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny. Boyega is playing the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba‘s character from the original Guillermo del Toro film. Meaden, meanwhile, is playing a cade named Ilya, described by the trade as being “irreverent and offbeat.”

Pacific Rim 2 will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight (SpartacusMarvel’s Daredevil) based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham and from a script by Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro will produce the action adventure film along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. Cale Boyter will serve as the film’s executive producer.

The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures around the world with the exception of China.

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The original Pacific Rim hit theaters in summer 2013 and grossed $101 million at the domestic box office. It went on to take in over $411 million worldwide. The first one starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman.

Look for Pacific Rim 2 to begin production this fall in Australia, targeting a February 23, 2018 release date.

Levi Meaden has made a number of notable small screen roles, appearing on shows like iZombieThe100 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

How do you feel about the addition of Levi Meaden to the Pacific Rim sequel cast? Is there anyone else you’re hoping joins the ensemble? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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