If aliens invade, there’s no one within the universe you’d moderately name than John Boyega. The Star Wars hero received his begin battling extraterrestrials in 2011’s Assault the Block, and as Deadline reviews, he’ll be returning to the position that made him well-known within the upcoming Assault the Block 2.
Boyega’s breakout got here taking part in Moses, a small-time criminal who saved the neighborhood from hostile invaders. Author and director Joe Cornish (The Kid Who Would Be King) hit on a giddy mixture of comedy, horror, and social commentary, and whereas Assault the Block failed to break even at the box office, it went on to change into a cult favourite. Now that Boyega has confirmed himself in a galaxy far, distant, his outdated stomping grounds are calling him again.
“It’s been a decade since Assault The Block was launched and a lot has modified since then,” mentioned Boyega. “I’m excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained considered one of my favorite characters to play and bringing him again is a big honour.”
Cornish returns to put in writing and direct. Though plot particulars stay a secret, he promised “a good larger slice of inner-city alien motion.” Collectively, he and Boyega are producing alongside Nira Park and James Wilson.
In February, Boyega won a Golden Globe for his work in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology. Final 12 months, he turned a leading voice in the summertime’s racial justice protests, later explaining that the backlash towards his Star Wars character had made him “way more militant.”