Wonder Woman 1984 star Pedro Pascal may not be playing a god after all. A new report suggests he will instead play longtime DC Universe villain Maxwell Lord.
According to SuperBroMovies, Lord won’t have his psychic powers from the comics, but will be seeking godhood. This will lead him to run afoul of Gal Gadot’s Diana of Themyscira. As per initial speculation, he is said to still have a major role to play in the resurrection of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor.
Though Pascal has been linked to the role of a Greek god in Patty Jenkins’ sequel, the director has not confirmed anything, so this report must be taken with a grain of salt. All we know so far, apart from Trevor’s return, is that the sequel will be set in the ’80s with Diana facing a new villain in Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah.
Story specifics are still under wraps, but it’s worth noting that in DC lore, Lord is famous for turning Batman’s Brother Eye satellite on the Justice League, which led to Wonder Woman snapping his neck. However, given the DC filmverse is focused on a more inspirational, warmer version of Wonder Woman, that may not be the direction Warner Bros. intends to take the character.
Pascal joined the production in March, with the movie officially beginning principal photography this past May, and filming expected to continue through November.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens Nov. 1, 2019.
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