is going from dodging storm troopers to heading up the Jaeger fleet in Pacific Rim: Uprising
, and on Monday, he gave the world an official first look at his character.
"I am Pentecost," the 24-year-old Star Wars star tweeted along with a still of himself in full wardrobe on the Uprising set.
Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost in the upcoming sci-fi film.
In the original, 2013's Pacific Rim
, humankind wages battle against monstrous sea creatures with the use of mobile weapons called Jaegers. While not many details have been released with regard to the plot of the sequel, producer Guillermo del Toro told Collider
in 2014 that the movie will take place "a few years after the first one."
According to del Toro, the story examines how society deals with the Jaeger technology after the kaiju are defeated.
Previously, Boyega has shared less detailed shots from filming in Sydney, Australia.
"Battling the apocalypse here in Sydney," he posted in December. "Thank you for having us! #PacificRimUprising."
Just last month, the actor let fans know that he's hard at work in the gym with another pic in which he's taking a short breather.
"With the fierce @shyrley loitering while training," he wrote.
Pacific Rim: Uprising opens Feb. 23, 2018.