John Boyega 'Black Stormtrooper' Gets New Gig ... Badass in 'Pacific Rim' Sequel

11/23/2016 11:59 AM PST

John Boyega Gets New Gig as Badass in 'Pacific Rim' Seqeuel

John Boyega looks like he's still running for his life in pics from the set of his new movie, "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom."

The dude who played Finn in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ... aka the "black stormtrooper" ... is filming the action flick sequel down in Sydney, Australia. Boyega will be playing the son of Idris Elba's character from the first movie.