John Boyega is about to have his second wind. The actor found his mainstream footing with a lead part in the latest Star Wars trilogy, but now that his time in a galaxy far, far away is over, he’s ready to look at what’s next. Among Boyega’s many brewing projects is a sequel to Attack the Block, one of his first-ever roles, in which he will return as London-born alien-killer Moses. When the film, directed by Joe Cornish, released in 2011, it became an instant cult classic. It was announced last year that both Cornish and Boyega would come back for a second installment.
Speaking with Deadline at the premiere of Jordan Peele’s Nope, Boyega finally gave fans an update on the film’s progress. The Golden Globe winner explained that he and Cornish met to discuss the sequel just last week, and that more official news about the project should be coming soon:
We’re in the lab. We’re cooking, we’re cooking. I sat down with Joe Cornish just literally a few weeks ago. So expect some news soon. We’re still in development but we’re cooking something real sweet. We’ll have something soon.John Boyega
Attack the Block centered around a group of London teenagers, led by Boyega’s character, who band together to fend off an alien invasion inside their own housing building. There has been no word on whether or not anyone else from the original cast will also return, but it’s possible viewers will see more of Jodie Whittaker or Nick Frost when the sequel hits theaters. Until then, Boyega can be seen in the upcoming films The Woman King and They Cloned Tyrone.