Since his debut battling Joe Cornish’s neon-toothed razor-sharp fuzzies in Attack the Block John Boyega has become something of an heir-apparent to the sci-fi action lead crown. From the South London council estates to the back-end of nowhere (AKA Jakku) for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (itself AKA the biggest film of all time) and then back to Earth for the second round of Robots vs Monsters for Pacific Rim Uprising — it’s been quite a ride for one of our favourite actors.

Now that Pacific Rim Uprising is available on 3D Blu-ray, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD we’ve got an exclusive chat with Boyega to talk about why he signed up for the sequel, how his first sight of Idris Elba inspired him, and what Monster Movies mean to him.

The man is a class act, with a huge career in front of him – here’s the video:


Check out our exclusive red carpet premiere interviews from earlier in the year.




John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost (the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost), a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.